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Charles de Montesquieu's Profile

Brief about Charles de Montesquieu: By info that we know Charles de Montesquieu was born at 1970-01-01. And also Charles de Montesquieu is French Philosopher.

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To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.

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

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It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.

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Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.

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Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.

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Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

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The severity of the laws prevents their execution.

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The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.

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There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.

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We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

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There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.

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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.

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

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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.

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It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

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I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.

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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.

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

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False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.

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The less men think, the more they talk.

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