If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...