I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others
Quote by Edmund Burke
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Only after disaster can we be ressurected.
You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality...