Montesquieu Quotes

Success generally depends upon knowing how long it takes to succeed. Montesquieu

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations. Montesquieu

The love of democracy is that of equality. Montesquieu

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. Montesquieu

To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight. Montesquieu

False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared. Montesquieu

There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. Montesquieu

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions. Montesquieu