He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical...
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...