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 reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily...
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
A talented trumpeter who toots his own horn winds up playing to an empty theatre....