The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
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.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got...
When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you...