Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little
Quote by Edmund Burke
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving where in men find...
Hatred and dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.