The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
The less men think, the more they talk.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.