But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Quote by Edmund Burke
To innovate is not to reform.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands...
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...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference...
When you see Washington consistently turning a blind eye to suffering, dont sit back and...
Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople,...
It is not in the interest of religion to have their God return.