Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
The less men think, the more they talk.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.