Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
To innovate is not to reform.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.