Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.