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
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
Ambition can creep as well as soar.