Montesquieu Quotes

"An author is a fool who, not content with...

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations." β€” Charles de Montesquieu
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"Rome lost its freedom becaus...

"Rome lost its freedom because they focused on the tyrant and not the tyranny." ~ Montesquieu
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"An author is a fool who, not content with...

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations." β€” Charles de Montesquieu
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"A man should be mour...

"A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death." --Montesquieu
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If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want...

If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. --Montesquieu
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"An author is a fool who, not content with...

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations." β€” Charles de Montesquieu
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We should weep for men at...

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. β€” Baron de Montesquieu
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"If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...

"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." - Charles de Montesquieu
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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished;...

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. Montesquieu
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"Study has been for me, the sovereign remedy against all...

"Study has been for me, the sovereign remedy against all the disappointments of life. I have never known any trouble that an hour's reading would not dissipate." -Montesquieu
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"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not...

"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
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Author: A fool who, not content with having ...

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting the generations to come.β€”Montesquieu
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"There is no greater tyranny than that whic...

"There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law in the name of justice." -Charles de Montesquieu
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