Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.