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50 Montesquieu Quotes That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution

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These Montesquieu quotes about his political philosophy will show you why he was such an influential source when the founding fathers were writing the U.S.

Constitution. Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu — most commonly known simply as Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, judge, and political philosopher.

He became famous for his work, Parisian Lettres, a satirical novel that commented and critiqued the culture and government of Paris in the 18th century.

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