Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
Quote by Edmund Burke
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The march of the human mind is slow
Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man that it is the original of...
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty