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
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
To innovate is not to reform.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...