Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
The less men think, the more they talk.
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which,...
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
If you want to be happy, be