I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Quote by Edmund Burke
You can never plan the future by the past.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
The writers against religion, while they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set...
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only...
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.