“If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.”
―Charles de Montesquieu
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment. Wikipedia
Born: January 18, 1689, La Brède, France
Died: February 10, 1755, Paris, France
Influenced: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, more
Influenced by: John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Aristotle, Adam Smith,more
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.