The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner with one sheep.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.