All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one,...
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities...
Who casts to write a living line, must sweat