Charles De Montesquieu Quotes

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Charles De Montesquieu Quotes

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.

— Charles De Montesquieu

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.

— 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

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

— Charles De Montesquieu

The less men think, the more they talk.

— Charles De Montesquieu

Peace is a natural effect of trade.

— Charles De Montesquieu

The severity of the laws prevents their execution.

— Charles De Montesquieu

To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.

— Charles De Montesquieu

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

— Charles De Montesquieu

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

— Charles De Montesquieu

Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.

— Charles De Montesquieu

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

— Charles De Montesquieu

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