Montesquieu Quote

In France there are three kinds of professions: the church, the sword, and the long robe. Each hath a sovereign contempt for the other two. For example, a man who ought to be despised only for being a fool is often so because he is a lawyer.


No. 44 - Lettres Persanes (1721)

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In France there are three kinds of professions: the church, the sword, and the long robe. Each hath a sovereign contempt for the other two. For...

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In France there are three kinds of professions: the church, the sword, and the long robe. Each hath a sovereign contempt for the other two. For...

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In France there are three kinds of professions: the church, the sword, and the long robe. Each hath a sovereign contempt for the other two. For...

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In France there are three kinds of professions: the church, the sword, and the long robe. Each hath a sovereign contempt for the other two. For...