But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever.
Quote by Edmund Burke
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Good order is the foundation of all good things
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a...
A well-governed appetite is a great part of liberty