Joseph de Maistre

1753 - 1821

A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on evil, good, philosophy, and pollution

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 (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on authority, chaos, order, power, society, and world

All grandeur, all power, 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 (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on death, earth, evil, life, sacrifice, and world

The whole earth, perpetually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world, the extinction of evil, the death of death.

Joseph de Maistre (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on country and government

Every country has the government it deserves.

Joseph de Maistre (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on difficulty, home, learning, and work

There is no easy method of learning difficult things. The method is to close the door, give out that you are not at home, and work.

Joseph de Maistre (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on desires, discontent, love, people, and power

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.

Joseph de Maistre (1753 - 1821)

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