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
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
It is in the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
To innovate is not to reform.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Patience will achieve more than force.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;...
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...