I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Quote by Edmund Burke
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Good order is the foundation of all good things
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead...
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
Patience will achieve more than force.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
To innovate is not to reform.