The march of the human mind is slow.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
You can never plan the future by the past.
To innovate is not to reform.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents,...
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.