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
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
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...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one,...
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;...
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
The march of the human mind is slow
You can never plan the future by the past.
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction