Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
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 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...
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax...
Democracy arose from mans thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are...
I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods...