An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
Every age has a kind of universal genius, which includes those that live in it...
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not,...