In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
You can never plan the future by the past.
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical...