Quotation by Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less need of virtue than in a popular government, where the person entrusted with the execution of the laws is sensible of his being subject to their direction.
Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689–1755), French philosopher, lawyer. The Spirit of Laws, bk. 3, pt. 3 (1748).
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