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 true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
The march of the human mind is slow.
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...