Charles De Secondat Quotes

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Charles De Secondat Quotes

Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.
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Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.

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Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.

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Power ought to serve as a check to power.

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The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation.

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Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations.

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There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude ... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves.

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As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war.

— Charles De Secondat

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.

— Charles De Secondat

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