It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the people, but they ought to take great care that they do not receive that inclination from the few persons who may happen to approach them
Quote by Edmund Burke
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The march of the human mind is slow.
The march of the human mind is slow
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind...
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.