Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
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.
Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
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.