Quotation by Honoré Gabriel Riquet Mirabeau, Comte De

To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign. That is the essence of the problem.
Honoré Gabriel Riquet, Comte De Mirabeau (1749–1791), French statesman, revolutionary. Memorandum, July 3, 1790.

Mirabeau believed to the end of his life in monarchy as the only possible form of government, though in a constitutional frame.
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