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
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
The writers against religion, while they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do...
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
The march of the human mind is slow
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a...
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.