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
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead...
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Patience will achieve more than force.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with...
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any...