I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Quote by Edmund Burke
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
Patience will achieve more than force.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
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...
Dangers by being despised grow great
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
You can never plan the future by the past.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work,...
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.