A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
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Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
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To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The less men think, the more they talk.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.