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Charles de Montesquieu
January 18, 1689 - February 10, 1755
Nationality: French
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: French Philosopher

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.


An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.


The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.


There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.


The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.


I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.


The severity of the laws prevents their execution.


Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.


Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.


Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it.


There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.


It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.


Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.


If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.


In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.


Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.


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