I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Source: Pensées Diverses
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel.
Solemnity is the shield of idiots.
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.
Each citizen contributes to the revenues of the State a portion of his property in order that his tenure of the rest may be secure.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
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