The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires
Quote by Edmund Burke
Self Interest Quotes
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands...
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Good order is the foundation of all good things
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it,...
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste...