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
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.