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
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
To innovate is not to reform.
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.