Charles de Montesquieu

(born Charles-Louis de Secondat) French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment.

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If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman...because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.