The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion
Quote by Edmund Burke
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Patience will achieve more than force.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion;...
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Manners are stronger than laws
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with...