Montesquieu quotes

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Montesquieu well knew, and justly admired, the happy constitution of this country [Great Britain], where fixed and known laws equa ...
The late Président de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind--he had been so for such a long time--but I swear that I d ...
[Montesquieu] lifted the veil from the venerable errors which enslaved opinion, and pointed the way to those luminous truths of wh ...
Happy is the nation without a history.
There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
Brutes are deprived of the high advantages which we have; but they have some which we have not. They have not our hopes, but they ...
It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less ...
Vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. To be convinced of this we need only represent, on the one hand, ...
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever ...
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