Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Quote by Edmund Burke
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
Patience will achieve more than force.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...