22 Total Quotes

Marie Maistre Quotes

The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
Marie Maistre
#Action

War is thus divine in itself, since it is a law of the world. War is divine through its consequences of a supernatural nature which are as much general as particular. War is divine in the mysterious glory that surrounds it and in the no less inexplicable attraction that draws us to it. War is divine by the manner in which it breaks out.
Marie Maistre
#War #Consequences

Without doubt God is the universal moving force, but each being is moved according to the nature that God has given it. He directs angels, man, animals, brute matter, in sum all created things, but each according to its nature, and man having been created free, he is freely led. This rule is truly the eternal law and in it we must believe.
Marie Maistre
#God #Doubt

Every country has the government it deserves.
Marie Maistre
#Government

It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
Marie Maistre
#Problems #Pleasure

All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
Marie Maistre
#Pain

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.
Marie Maistre
#Opinions

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.
Marie Maistre
#Evil

Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Marie Maistre
#Freedom #Man

There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
Marie Maistre
#Philosophers And Philosophy

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Marie Maistre
#Evil

I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
Marie Maistre
#Respectability #Man

Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
Marie Maistre
#Religious #Civilization

To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.
Marie Maistre
#Success #Patience

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.
Marie Maistre
#Learning