The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles,...
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the...
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,...