Good order is the foundation of all good things
Quote by Edmund Burke
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
To innovate is not to reform.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in...
Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.