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    Italy is only a geographical expression.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    Stability is not immobility.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    When France sneezes, all of Europe catches cold.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    Error has never approached my spirit.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: spirit 
     
    Men like M. de Talleyrand are like sharp instruments with which it is dangerous to play.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: men  dangerous 
     
    When Paris has a cold, all Europe sneezes.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overlap them.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    The men who make history have not time to write it.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: time  men  write 
     
    The obvious is always least understood.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: fail  extreme 
     
    I came into the world either too early or too late; at present, I am good for nothing.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: present  world 
     
    Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: ignorance 
     
    When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    The word 'Italy' is a geographical expression, a description which is useful shorthand, but has none of the political significance the efforts of the revolutionary ideologues try to put on it, and which is full of dangers for the very existence of the states which make up the peninsula.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    The events which can not be prevented, must be directed.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    I have never feared that the revolution would be engendered by the universities; but that at them a whole generation of revolutionaries must be formed, unless the evil is restrained, seems to me certain.... The greatest and consequently most urgent evil now is the press.... All journals, pamphlets in Germany must be under a censorship.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: evil  revolution 
     
    In Europe democracy is a falsehood. I do not know where it will end, but it cannot end in a quiet old age.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: age  democracy 
     
    The word 'freedom' means for me not a point of departure but a genuine point of arrival. The point of departure is defined by the word 'order.' Freedom cannot exist without the concept of order.
    — Klemens von Metternich
    tags: freedom 
     
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