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
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
To innovate is not to reform.