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
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
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.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Being nice is one of many bridges on the road to Happiness.
A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are...