To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
The march of the human mind is slow
The writers against religion, while they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set...
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for...
Patience will achieve more than force.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is...
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.