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
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
The march of the human mind is slow
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Dangers by being despised grow great
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Patience will achieve more than force.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.