From Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Peter the Great on Paternalism
"our people are like children who never want to begin the alphabet unless they are compelled to by the teacher. It seems very hard to them at first, but when they have learned it, they are thankful. So in manufacturing affairs, we must not be satisfied with the proposing of the idea only, but we must act and even compel."
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