Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
The less men think, the more they talk.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the...
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the...