Solemnity is the shield of idiots.
Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
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.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
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