Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length.