When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the…
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;...
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel...
To innovate is not to reform.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors,...
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes,...
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
The writers against religion, while they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set...
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Good order is the foundation of all things.