Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
That's just the nature of democracy. Sometimes pure politics enters into the rhetoric.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous...