Joseph De Maistre Quotes

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Joseph De Maistre Quotes

To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.
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Nothing great has great beginnings.

— Joseph De Maistre

To hear these defenders of democracy talk, one would think that the people deliberate like a committee of wise men, whereas in truth judicial murders, foolhardy undertakings, wild choices, and above all foolish and disastrous wars are eminently the prerogatives of this form of government.
Study on Sovereignty.

— Joseph De Maistre

There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.

— Joseph De Maistre

All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.

— Joseph De Maistre

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.

— Joseph De Maistre

In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.

— Joseph De Maistre

The great fault in women is to desire to be like men.

— Joseph De Maistre

The concept of number is the obvious distinction between the beast and man.

— Joseph De Maistre

All grandeur, all power, and all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world and at that very moment order gives way to chaos, thrones topple and society disappears.

— Joseph De Maistre

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