If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
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...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
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.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.