Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing
Quote by Edmund Burke
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
To innovate is not to reform.
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The march of the human mind is slow.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...