It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The less men think, the more they talk.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately...
Love and friendship exclude each other.
Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire?