Baron de Montesquieu

1689 - 1755

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

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on beginning, government, and principles

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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

The culminating point of administration is to know well how much power, great or small, we ought to use in all circumstances.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on prejudice and trade

Trade is the best cure for prejudice.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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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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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on conquest, difficulty, and honor

The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

Source: Pensées Diverses

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