If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so, - and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Patience will achieve more than force.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
It's the circle of life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through...
Why was I born with such contemporaries?