Gentlemen! As we all know, there are different types of states - social states, corporativist states… and the state we’re in. Well now, in this solemn night, we’re going to put an end to the state we’re in. That being said, all those who want to may come with me to Lisbon and end this once and for all! If you do, please stand in formation. If you don’t, you leave.
- Fernando José Salgueiro Maia, commonly known as Salgueiro Maia, captain of April, leader of the revolutionary forces during the Carnation Revolution, to his troops, on the dawn of the 25th of April of 1974. All of the 240 men who heard these words immediately stood on formation, in front of their captain. Later, they would march to Lisbon - and over the dictatorship.