Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
Custom reconciles us to everything.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
To innovate is not to reform.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral...
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Patience will achieve more than force.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only...
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish...
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.