"The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Charles de Montesquieu on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Charles de Montesquieu on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Charles de Montesquieu on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Charles de Montesquieu on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Charles de Montesquieu on Booker T. Washington
"It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption."
"Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death."
"We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death."
"I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve."
"There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion."