The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
It is in the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
Dangers by being despised grow great
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair...
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician...