„The congress of Vienna does not walk, but it dances.“

Le congrès ne marche pas, il danse.
Reported in the Edinburgh Review, July 1890, p. 244, which praised it as part of "[o]ne of the Prince de Ligne's speeches that will last forever".

Originál

Le congrès ne marche pas, il danse.

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Charles-joseph De Ligne1
belgický princ 1735 - 1814

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