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
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.