Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
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...
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.