Montesquieu

I would like to search in all the mode­rate govern­ments fami­liar to us what is the dis­tri­bu­tion of the three powers, and cal­cu­late the­reby the degrees of free­dom which each of them can enjoy. But one must not always so exhaust a sub­ject as to leave nothing to do for the rea­der. The idea is not to get peo­ple to read, but to get them to think.