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
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed...
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.