A definitive example of the spontaneous aphorism:
"One is irresistibly reminded of an incident in the French Chamber when capital punishment was being debated. A member had been passionately supporting its abolition and his speech was being received with tumultuous applause, when a voice from the hall called out: 'Que messieurs les assassins commencent!' [Let the murderers make the first move.]"
--Freud. Civilization and Its Discontents
OK, everyone. What do you suppose has "irresistibly reminded" Freud of this incident?