Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Patience will achieve more than force.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan,...
Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference...