Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Sometimes people decide to be just friends even their feeling is mutual. Not because love...
To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to...
The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the...