All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Quote by Edmund Burke
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors,...
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
The march of the human mind is slow
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
You can never plan the future by the past.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.