Baron de Montesquieu

1689 - 1755

A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on observation, success, and world

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on justice, laws, and tyranny

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

Source: 1742

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on laws

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Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

Source: Pensées Diverses

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on god

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If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on animals, machines, and power

There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

Solemnity is the shield of idiots.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on apathy, citizenship, danger, democracy, tyranny, and welfare

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.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on citizenship, order, rest, and security

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.

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on authors, contentment, future, generations, and life

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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