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
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
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...
Money never prevented anyone from being happy or unhappy
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself...
Dont ever underestimate the importance of money. I know its often been said that money...
The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else...