Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse?