Maximilien Robespierre was an eminent French politician and lawyer. He was one of the most influential figures associated with the ‘Reign Of Terror’ and the ‘French Revolution’. He served as a member of the ‘Committee of Public Safety’. The writings and thoughts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau greatly influenced Robespierre which developed strong moral values in him. Robespierre advocated the quashing of slavery and also opposed death penalty. He also became the President of the powerful Jacobin political faction. A controversial figure, Robespierre was a capable articulator and his thoughts, words, views and opinions are still quoted broadly. Following is a list of quotes and sayings by Maximilien Robespierre that will give you a glimpse of his political thoughts.