An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.