Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Quote by Edmund Burke
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the...
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.