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
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
The march of the human mind is slow.
Patience will achieve more than force.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that.. of liberty to worship our...