More From Charles de Secondat
- "But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go."
- "The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed."
- "The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation."
More In Government
- "That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together."― Noel Coward
- "There are laws for peace as well as war."― Titus Livius
- "Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges."― Thomas W. Higginson