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
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Dangers by being despised grow great
Good order is the foundation of all good things
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
You can never plan the future by the past.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...