There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish...
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,...
The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The...