"Every country has the government it deserves."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Joseph de Maistre on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Joseph de Maistre on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Joseph de Maistre on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Joseph de Maistre on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Joseph de Maistre on Thomas Paine
"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."