• It can even come about that a created will cancels out, not perhaps the exertion, but the result of divine action; for in this sense, God himself has told us that God wishes things which do not happen because man does not wish them! Thus the rights of men are immense, and his greatest misfortune is to be unaware of them.

    Joseph De Maistre (2011). “The Generative Principle of Political Constitutions: Studies on Sovereignty, Religion, and Enlightenment”, Transaction Publishers