Aphorisms by author: Joseph de Maistre
Nothing great has great beginnings.
By theme : Life
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
By theme : Liberty Men Thought
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
By theme : Society
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
By theme : Politics Society
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.
By theme : Evil Philosophy
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
By theme : Evil Morality
A child is an angel dependent on man.
By theme : Childhood Men
It is one of man`s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
By theme : Life Men
It is not the mediocrity of women`s education which makes their weakness; it is their weakness which necessarily causes their mediocrity.
By theme : Education Women
To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
By theme : Behavior
Women have a genius for love; men can only learn the art indifferently.
By theme : Men Women
What a miserable world! Trouble if we love, and trouble if we do not love.
By theme : Love
Every nation has the government it deserves.
By theme : Politics Society State Truth