An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
The less men think, the more they talk.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
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
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.