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 know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
The march of the human mind is slow
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
A good example has twice the value of good advice