Quotation by Edmond De Goncourt

I feel sure that coups d'état would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.
Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830–1870), French writer. repr. in Pages from the Goncourt Journal, Dec. 1851 entry, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals (1888-1896).
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