Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
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...
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.