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Charles De Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu ,

Charles De Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu , was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Era of the Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of theory of separation of powers, taken for more. .

“ Charles De Montesquieu: There are only two cases in which war is just:

“ Charles De Montesquieu: There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked. #War

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Liberty is the right to do what the law permits. #Liberty

“ Charles De Montesquieu: A man should be mourned at his birth, not at

“ Charles De Montesquieu: A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death. #Death and Dying

“ Charles De Montesquieu: If one only wished to be happy, this could be

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

“ Charles De Montesquieu: When two nations come into contact with one another, they

“ Charles De Montesquieu: When two nations come into contact with one another, they can either fight or trade. If they fight, both lose; if they trade both gain. #Politicians and Politics

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Do you think that God will punish them for not

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing a religion which he did not reveal to them? #Religion

“ Charles De Montesquieu: If I knew of something that could serve my nation

“ Charles De Montesquieu: If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman. . . because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French. #Mathematics

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance. . . the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason. #Religion

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Author A fool who, not content with having bored those

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Author A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come. #Bores and Boredom

“ Charles De Montesquieu: We should weep for men at their birth, not at

“ Charles De Montesquieu: We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. #Death and Dying

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. #Law and Lawyers

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. #Law and Lawyers

“ Charles De Montesquieu: If triangles made a god, they would give him three

“ Charles De Montesquieu: If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides. #God

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. #Law and Lawyers

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. #Law and Lawyers

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer. #Insults

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Life was given to me as a favor, so I

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer. #Life and Living

“ Charles De Montesquieu: I have always observed that to succeed in the world

“ Charles De Montesquieu: I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise. #Simplicity

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how

“ Charles De Montesquieu: Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. #Time and Time Management

“ Charles De Montesquieu: La corruption de chaque gouvernement commence presque toujours par celle

“ Charles De Montesquieu: La corruption de chaque gouvernement commence presque toujours par celle des principes. #Civilization

“ Charles De Montesquieu: But constant experience shows us that every man invested with

“ Charles De Montesquieu: 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. #Experience

“ Charles De Montesquieu: It is always the adventurers who do great things, not

“ Charles De Montesquieu: It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires. #Greatness

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