Wenn man Tag und Nacht und sieben Tage in der Woche hinter der Revolution herackert, da weiß man nach sieben Jahren nicht mehr, was Wahn und was Wirklichkeit ist.
In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. When the French government accidentally created a raffle where the prize money was significantly larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets and won.