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
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
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...