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
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions...
The less men think, the more they talk.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely...
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what...
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in...