It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.