Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those...
Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions...
From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow