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
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;...
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only...
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.