If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
When a child is learning to write, it is extremely easy for it to hold...
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to...