Cornelis Felix van Maanen Quotes

It is impossible, financially and politically, to lower expenditure to the level of our revenues in the calamitous times in which we live, and so, however painful and afflicting the idea may be, we must exist from day to day and simply await the outcome of events yet in the making …

 
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The Dutch King’s brother, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Bonaparte, insisted on Dutch contributions to his war effort in the way of Dutch troops, ships and provisions. Yet there was not enough possible revenue to pay for such a war effort.
Cornelis Felix van Maanen
Cornelis Felix van Maanen
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Cornelis Felix van Maanen was a Dutch minister and jurist.

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