The art of putting the right man in the right places is first in the science of government; but that of finding places for the discontented is the most difficult.

[L’art de mettre des hommes à leur place est le premier de la science de gouvernement; mais celui de trouver la place des mécontents est à coup sûr le plus difficile.]

Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838) French statesman
(Attributed)

In Henry Lytton Bulwer, Influential Characters (1868)

Added on 17-Oct-07 | Last updated 27-Mar-10
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