If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors,...
You can never plan the future by the past.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The march of the human mind is slow.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
Education is the cheap defense of nations
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...