All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Quote by Edmund Burke
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.