Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is...
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand...
We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.