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
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In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
Patience will achieve more than force.
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;...
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality...
Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists...