Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
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...
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air...
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what...
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine...