Joseph De Maistre quotes

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In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements ar ...
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real ...
We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful a ...
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress ...
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Every country has the government it deserves.
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. ...
There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
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