An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...