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
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a...
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
The less men think, the more they talk.