It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
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Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
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It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...