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Maistre

(French mɛstrə)
n
(Biography) Josephe de (ʒozɛf də). 1753–1821, French writer and diplomat, noted for his extreme reactionary views, expounded in such works as Les Soirées de St Petersbourg (1821)
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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.