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
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one,...
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
Good order is the foundation of all good things
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
It is in the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
To innovate is not to reform.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.