Charles Montesquieu Quotes

24 Charles Montesquieu quotes:

"It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption."
"The severity of the laws prevents their execution."
"There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion."
"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise"
"If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides"
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"It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires."
"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half."
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"To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight."
"I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve."
"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations."
"In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
"Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come."
"What orators lack in depth they make up for in length."
"A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century."
"The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions."
"There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window"
"Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."
"False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared."

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