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All Quotations / Quotations from Charles de Montesquieu
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
The love of democracy is that of equality.
"The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment."
"There is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others."
Michel de Montaigne
"Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired."
Titus Maccius Plautus
"The historical crusades against Muslim lands, the colonization of Spain by the Muslim Moors and India by the British were all driven by economic interests, despite the advertised reasons that were used to mobilize their armies at the time. In my opinion, the invasion of Iraq was not about spreading democracy or weapons of mass destruction, it was about the oil."
"Don’t pay attention to those who offer too much."