I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
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...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...