If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national poets, what is truly valuable would be to what is useless in the proportion of a molehill to a mountain
Quote by Edmund Burke
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Dangers by being despised grow great
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.