Montesquieu (1689 – 1755), full name Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher. He graduated from the faculty of law at the University of Bordeaux in 1708, but later withdrew from the practice of law to devote himself to study and writing. He is most famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He anonymously published The Spirit of the Laws in 1748, a treatise on political theory, as well as a pioneering work in comparative law.
Quotes by Montesquieu…
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.
I’ve never had a sorrow that one hour’s reading wouldn’t allay.