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Joseph de Maistre

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Every country has the government it deserves.

— Joseph de Maistre

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A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.

— Joseph de Maistre

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I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.

— Joseph de Maistre

#philosophy #politics #inspirational

Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.

— Joseph de Maistre

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

— Joseph de Maistre

#inflicted #justice #love #much #pain

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.

— Joseph de Maistre

#before #believer #day #dependent #even

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

#evil #good #modern #nothing #philosophy

I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.

— Joseph de Maistre

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If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

— Joseph de Maistre

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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 are labored, and results are humdrum.

— Joseph de Maistre

#confined #everything #humdrum #labored #limited

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His diplomatic responsibilities were few and he became a well-loved fixture in aristocratic circles converting some of his friends to Roman Catholicism and writing his most influential works on political philosophy.

Joseph-Marie comte de Maistre (French pronunciation: ​[də mɛstʁ] 1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821) was a Savoyard philosopher writer lawyer and diplomat. Maistre a key figure of the Counter-Enlightenment saw monarchy both as a divinely sanctioned institution and as the only stable form of government. He called for the restoration of the House of Bourbon to the throne of France and argued that the Pope should have ultimate authority in temporal matters.

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