Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Quote by Edmund Burke
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
The march of the human mind is slow.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...