All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Quote by Edmund Burke
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion;...
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...