False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
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.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.