If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
The march of the human mind is slow
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
To innovate is not to reform.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...