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CHARLES DE MONTESQUIEU (CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT)
French author
(1689 - 1755)
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Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.
  [Fr., Les hommes, fripons en detail, sont en gros de tres-honnetes gens.]
      - De l'Esprit (XXV, c. 2) [Character]

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
  [Fr., J'ai toujours vu que, pour reussir dans le monde, il fallait avoir l'air fou et etre sage.]
      - Pensees Diverses [Success]

Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit at the expense of one's better nature.
  [Fr., La raillerie est un discours en faveur de son esprit contre son bon naturel.]
      - Pensees Diverses [Wit]

The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.
  [Fr., Le succes de la plupart des choses depend de savoir combien il faut de temps pour reussir.]
      - Pensees Diverses [Success]

[The Ottoman Empire] whose sick body was not supported by a mild and regular diet, but by a powerful treatment, which continually exhausted it.
      - Persian Letters (I, 19) [Turkey]


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