"Gentlemen, as you all know, there are various forms of state. The socialist states, the capitalist states and the state we are in. Now, in this solemn night, we are going to end this state! So that anyone who wants to come with me, we go to Lisbon and finish it. This is voluntary. Who does not want to leave, stay here!"
Salgueira Maia during the dawn in which he and his command went to Lisbon to overthrow the dictatorship .