Peace is a natural effect of trade.
Category Archive: Charles de Montesquieu
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
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.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
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.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.