Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent,...
Education is the cheap defense of nations
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason,...
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.