Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity
Quote by Edmund Burke
Civil Liberties Quotes
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
The march of the human mind is slow.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
You can never plan the future by the past.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.