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
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight...
Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the...