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Charles de Montesquieu

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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

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




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Translation

(French)



French
J'ai toujours eu pour principe de ne faire jamais par autrui ce que je pouvais faire par moi-même.




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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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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.
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It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.
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It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
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An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
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Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
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