Baron De Montesquieu Quotes

Enjoy the top 137 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Baron De Montesquieu.

Baron De Montesquieu Quotes

Vanity and pride of nations; vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous.
— Baron De Montesquieu —

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Love of reading enables a man to exchange the weary hours, which come to every one, for hours of delight.

— Baron De Montesquieu

There are countries where a man is worth nothing; there are others where he is worth less than nothing.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Coffee renders many foolish people temporarily capable of wise actions

— Baron De Montesquieu

Virtue has needs of limits.

— Baron De Montesquieu

The state is the association of men, and not men themselves; the citizen may perish, and the man remain.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Vanity and pride of nations; vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous.

— Baron De Montesquieu

It is difficult for the united states to be all of equal power and extent.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Countries are not cultivated in proportion to their fertility, but to their liberty.

— Baron De Montesquieu

The spirit of commerce ... renders every man willing to live on his own property ... & prevents the growth of luxury.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Power should be a check on power.

— Baron De Montesquieu

Europe is a state with several provinces

— Baron De Montesquieu

Republics come to an end by luxurious habits; monarchies by poverty.

— Baron De Montesquieu

I have ever held it as a maxim never to do that through another which it was impossible for me to execute myself

— Baron De Montesquieu

Baron De Montesquieu Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Baron De Montesquieu quotes? Click on image of Baron De Montesquieu quotes to view full size.

Baron De Montesquieu Quotes Pictures 1
Baron De Montesquieu Quotes Pictures 2
Baron De Montesquieu Quotes Pictures 3
Baron De Montesquieu Quotes Pictures 4