An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on boring future generations
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
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.
The less men think, the more they talk.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.