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Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The spirit of commerce ... renders every man willing to live on his own property ... & prevents the growth of luxury. The spirit of commerce ... renders every man willing to live on his own property ... & prevents the growth of luxury.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: [The Pope] will make the king believe that three are only one, that the bread he eats is not bread ... and a thousand other things of the same kind. [The Pope] will make the king believe that three are only one, that the bread he eats is not bread ... and a thousand other things of the same kind.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: A rational army would run away. A rational army would run away.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The Ottoman Empire whose sick body was not supported by a mild and regular diet, but by a powerful treatment, which continually exhausted it. The Ottoman Empire whose sick body was not supported by a mild and regular diet, but by a powerful treatment, which continually exhausted it.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Virtue is necessary to a republic. Virtue is necessary to a republic.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel. There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Never create by law what can be accomplished by morality. Never create by law what can be accomplished by morality.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Liberty ... is there only when there is no abuse of power. Liberty ... is there only when there is no abuse of power.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Trade is the best cure for prejudice. Trade is the best cure for prejudice.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: There is as yet no liberty if the power of judging be not separated from legislative power and the executrix There is as yet no liberty if the power of judging be not separated from legislative power and the executrix
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: There are bad examples which are worse than crimes; and more states have perished from the violation of morality than from the violation of law. There are bad examples which are worse than crimes; and more states have perished from the violation of morality than from the violation of law.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The prejudices of superstition are superior to all others, and have the strongest influence on the human mind. The prejudices of superstition are superior to all others, and have the strongest influence on the human mind.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: To succeed in the world we must look foolish but be wise. To succeed in the world we must look foolish but be wise.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Injustice towards others is a threat to everybody Injustice towards others is a threat to everybody
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The harshest tyranny is that which acts under the protection of legality and the banner of justice. The harshest tyranny is that which acts under the protection of legality and the banner of justice.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: I shall be obliged to wander to the right and to the left, that I may investigate and discover the truth. I shall be obliged to wander to the right and to the left, that I may investigate and discover the truth.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: In constitutional states, liberty is compensation for heavy taxes; in dictatorships, the subsititue is light taxes. In constitutional states, liberty is compensation for heavy taxes; in dictatorships, the subsititue is light taxes.
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. 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: Law should be like death, which spares no one. Law should be like death, which spares no one.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Passion makes us feel, but never see clearly. Passion makes us feel, but never see clearly.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Christianity stamped its character on jurisprudence; for empire has ever a connection with the priesthood. Christianity stamped its character on jurisprudence; for empire has ever a connection with the priesthood.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The false notion of miracles comes of our vanity, which makes us believe we are important enough for the Supreme Being to upset nature on our behalf. The false notion of miracles comes of our vanity, which makes us believe we are important enough for the Supreme Being to upset nature on our behalf.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Honor is unknown in despotic states. Honor is unknown in despotic states.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: I like peasants-they are not sophisticated enough to reason speciously. I like peasants-they are not sophisticated enough to reason speciously.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: There is a very good saying that if triangles invented a god, they would make him three-sided. There is a very good saying that if triangles invented a god, they would make him three-sided.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: For a country, everything will be lost when the jobs of an economist and a banker become highly respected professions. For a country, everything will be lost when the jobs of an economist and a banker become highly respected professions.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is corrupted, but likewise when they fall into a spirit of extreme equality. Democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is corrupted, but likewise when they fall into a spirit of extreme equality.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Certain kinds of foolishness are such that a greater foolishness would be better. Certain kinds of foolishness are such that a greater foolishness would be better.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: At our coming into the world we contract an immense debt to our country, which we can never discharge. At our coming into the world we contract an immense debt to our country, which we can never discharge.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: 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. 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.
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. 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: When we seek after wit, we discover only foolishness. When we seek after wit, we discover only foolishness.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Vanity and pride of nations; vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. Vanity and pride of nations; vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: It is always the adventurous who accomplish great things. It is always the adventurous who accomplish great things.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: It is difficult for the united states to be all of equal power and extent. It is difficult for the united states to be all of equal power and extent.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight. A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The wickedness of mankind makes it necessary for the law to suppose them better than they really are. The wickedness of mankind makes it necessary for the law to suppose them better than they really are.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Great commanders write their actions with simplicity; because they receive more glory from facts than from words. Great commanders write their actions with simplicity; because they receive more glory from facts than from words.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink and have a sense of humour. It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink and have a sense of humour.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The crime against nature will never make any great progress in society unless people are prompted to it by some particular custom. The crime against nature will never make any great progress in society unless people are prompted to it by some particular custom.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: When one wants to change manners and customs, one should not do so by changing the laws. When one wants to change manners and customs, one should not do so by changing the laws.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The state is the association of men, and not men themselves; the citizen may perish, and the man remain. The state is the association of men, and not men themselves; the citizen may perish, and the man remain.
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. 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: It is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need not be afraid of another. It is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need not be afraid of another.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Knowledge humanizes mankind, and reason inclines to mildness; but prejudices eradicate every tender disposition. Knowledge humanizes mankind, and reason inclines to mildness; but prejudices eradicate every tender disposition.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Wonderful maxim: not to talk of things any more after they are done. Wonderful maxim: not to talk of things any more after they are done.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments. Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power. It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: This punishment of death is the remedy, as it were, of a sick society. This punishment of death is the remedy, as it were, of a sick society.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it. Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Friendship is a contract in which we render small services in expectation of big ones. Friendship is a contract in which we render small services in expectation of big ones.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Liberty itself has appeared intolerable to those nations who have not been accustomed to enjoy it. Liberty itself has appeared intolerable to those nations who have not been accustomed to enjoy it.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: A really intelligent man feels what other men only know. A really intelligent man feels what other men only know.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: I suffer from the disease of writing books and being ashamed of them when they are finished. I suffer from the disease of writing books and being ashamed of them when they are finished.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The English are busy; they don't have time to be polite. The English are busy; they don't have time to be polite.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: It is unreasonable ... to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life. It is unreasonable ... to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The majority of men are more capable of great actions than of good ones. The majority of men are more capable of great actions than of good ones.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: I shall ever repeat it, that mankind are governed not by extremes, but by principals of moderation. I shall ever repeat it, that mankind are governed not by extremes, but by principals of moderation.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: An injustice to one is a threat made to all An injustice to one is a threat made to all
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: In a republic there is no coercive force as in other governments, the laws must therefore endeavor to supply this defect. In a republic there is no coercive force as in other governments, the laws must therefore endeavor to supply this defect.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Coffee renders many foolish people temporarily capable of wise actions Coffee renders many foolish people temporarily capable of wise actions
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Nature is just to all mankind, and repays them for their industry. She renders them industrious by annexing rewards in proportion to their labor. Nature is just to all mankind, and repays them for their industry. She renders them industrious by annexing rewards in proportion to their labor.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: I should like to abolish funerals; the time to mourn a person is at his birth, not his death. I should like to abolish funerals; the time to mourn a person is at his birth, not his death.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Virtue has needs of limits. Virtue has needs of limits.
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. 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: There have never been so many civil wars as in the Kingdom of Christ. There have never been so many civil wars as in the Kingdom of Christ.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The less luxury there is in a republic, the more it is perfect. The less luxury there is in a republic, the more it is perfect.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Europe is a state with several provinces Europe is a state with several provinces
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: When God endowed human beings with brains, He did not intend to guarantee them. When God endowed human beings with brains, He did not intend to guarantee them.
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. 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: An injustice committed against anyone is a threat to everyone. An injustice committed against anyone is a threat to everyone.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: The love of democracy is that of equality. The love of democracy is that of equality.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: If you run after wit, you will succeed in catching folly. If you run after wit, you will succeed in catching folly.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: If you would be holy, instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you. If you would be holy, instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Republics are brought to their ends by luxury; monarchies by poverty. Republics are brought to their ends by luxury; monarchies by poverty.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Slowness is frequently the cause of much greater slowness. Slowness is frequently the cause of much greater slowness.
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Vitam Impendere Vero (I consecrate my life to truth). Vitam Impendere Vero (I consecrate my life to truth).
Baron De Montesquieu quotes: Oh, how empty is praise when it reflects back to its origin! Oh, how empty is praise when it reflects back to its origin!