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Baron De Montesquieu Quotes

Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
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Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
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As virtue is necessary in a republic, and honor in a monarchy, fear is what is required in a despotism. As for virtue, it is not at all necessary, and honor would be dangerous there  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) 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 Quotes) An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) One more organ or one less in our body would give us a different intelligence. In fact, all the established laws as to why our body is a certain way would be different if our body were not that way  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) ... when the laws have ceased to be executed, as this can only come from the corruption of the republic, the state is already lost  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents; divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of the civilisation of any country  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) What cowardice it is to be dismayed by the happiness of others and devastated by there good fortune  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) That anyone who possesses power has a tendency to abuse it is an eternal truth. They tend to go as far as the barriers will allow  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) In republican governments, men are all equal; equal they are also in despotic governments: in the former, because they are everything; in the latter, because they are nothing  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) With truths of a certain kind, it is not enough to make them appear convincing: one must also make them felt. Of such kind are moral truths  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) There is as yet no liberty if the power of judging be not separated from legislative power and the executrix  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) If you would be holy, instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Love of reading enables a man to exchange the weary hours, which come to every one, for hours of delight  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The power of divorce can be given only to those who feel the inconveniences of marriage, and who are sensible of the moment when it is for their interest to make them cease  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) In the birth of societies it is the chiefs of states who give it its special character; and afterward it is this special character that forms the chiefs of state  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) When virtue is banished, ambition invades the minds of those who are disposed to receive it and avarice possesses the whole community  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) In vain do we seek tranquility in the desert; temptations are always with us; our passions, represented by the demons, never let us alone: those monsters created by the heart, those illusions produced by the mind, those vain specters that are our errors and our lies always appear before us to seduce us; they attack us even in our fasting or our mortifications, in other words, in our very strength  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. you are comparing your lot with an ideal which is of course better and therefore you feel worse  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes) But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go  (Baron De Montesquieu Quotes)
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