62 Total Quotes

Charles+De Montesquieu Quotes

Charles De Montesquieu,
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Friends Or Friendship #Quote of the Day #Editor's Pick

Charles De Montesquieu,
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Food And Eating

Charles De Montesquieu,
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides
Charles De Montesquieu,
#God

Charles De Montesquieu,
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Law And Lawyers #Execution

Charles De Montesquieu,
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher #Age And Aging

Charles De Montesquieu,
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
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Apathy

Charles De Montesquieu,
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.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Happiness

Charles De Montesquieu,
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Death #Birth

Charles De Montesquieu,
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher #Empire

Charles De Montesquieu,
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Greatness

Charles De Montesquieu,
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#French Philosopher

Charles De Montesquieu,
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Blood

Charles De Montesquieu,
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Acts

Charles De Montesquieu,
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Fear #Law And Lawyers

Charles De Montesquieu,
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Luxury

Charles De Montesquieu,
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Charles De Montesquieu,
#Law