Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
Law and arbitrary power are at eternal enmity
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from...
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Good order is the foundation of all good things
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
Order is a lovely thing; on disarray it lays its wing, teaching simplicity to sing.