Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
You can never plan the future by the past.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for...
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to...