Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
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...
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...