A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
It is in the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The march of the human mind is slow
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your...