An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
The less men think, the more they talk.
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.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can;...
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.