The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to...
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Dangers by being despised grow great
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more...
Man could escape danger only by renouncing adventure, by abandoning that which has given to...