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
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers
I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They...