I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
To innovate is not to reform.
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases...
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the...
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know...