It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one,...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a...