Fourthly, it would have been senseless to wish to take captive the Emperor, kings, and dukes- whose capture would have been in the highest degree embarrassing for the Russians, as the most adroit diplomatists of the time (Joseph de Maistre
and others) recognized.
Yet insofar as such a system is of, by, and for the people--and considering Joseph de Maistre
's statement, "Every nation gets the government it deserves"--what are the people complaining about but themselves?
French philosopher Joseph de Maistre
stated it way back in the 19th century: every nation gets the government it deserves.
Paraphrasing words variously attributed to the likes of Joseph de Maistre
and Alexis de Tocqueville, Dr.
French philosopher Joseph De Maistre
hit the nail on the head when he said 'To know how to wait is the great secret of success', and for cooks this is a credo that should be adhered to constantly.