Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an...
It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune
The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of the aftermath.