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Baron De Montesquieu Quotes

A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
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I suffer from the disease of writing books and being ashamed of them when they are finished  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Wherever I find envy I take a pleasure in provoking it: I always praise before an envious man those who make him grow pale  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) To lend money without interest, is certainly an action laudable and extremely good; but it is obvious, that it is only a counsel of religion, and not a civil law  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Laws, in their most general signification, are the necessary relations derived from the nature of things  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) I should like to abolish funerals; the time to mourn a person is at his birth, not his death  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) We ought to be very cautious and circumspect in the prosecution of magic and heresy. The attempt to put down these two crimes may be extremely perilous to liberty  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The harshest tyranny is that which acts under the protection of legality and the banner of justice  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) It is unreasonable... to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) In the state of nature... all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) People here argue about religion interminably, but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The law of nations is naturally founded on this principle, that different nations ought in time of peace to do one another all the good they can, and in time of war as little injury as possible, without prejudicing their real interests  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) 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  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) 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 Quotes) There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) 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  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one’s wit at the expense of one’s better nature  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Liberty itself has appeared intolerable to those nations who have not been accustomed to enjoy it  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) It is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need not be afraid of another  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes)
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