It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
You can never plan the future by the past.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...