Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. (Mark Twain)
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Montesquieu


(1689 – 1755) Full name: Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, also known as Charles de Montesquieu. A French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Age og Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers. He may have been partly responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire.

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.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
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.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
The less men think, the more they talk.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
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