"There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Charles de Montesquieu on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Charles de Montesquieu on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Charles de Montesquieu on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Charles de Montesquieu on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Charles de Montesquieu on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."
"Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."