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
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are...
Education is the cheap defense of nations
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...