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Charles de Montesquieu

Quote of Charles de Montesquieu - False happiness renders men stern and...


Biography - Charles de Montesquieu:

French man of letters and political philosopher.
Born: 1689 - Died: 1755
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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.




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Quotes for: happiness


Quotes

Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.





Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.











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Charles de Montesquieu also said...


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.





It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.





I have ever held it as a maxim, never to do that through another, which it was possible for me to execute myself.





It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.





To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.





An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.












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