In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority
Quote by Edmund Burke
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
To innovate is not to reform.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Patience will achieve more than force.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The march of the human mind is slow.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...