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
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors,...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one,...
The march of the human mind is slow.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
In such a regime, I say, you died a good death if your life had...
Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There...