A representative owes the People not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Source: Quoted in the musical stage play 1776, Peter Stone & Sherman Edwards, 1964
Contributed by: CajunGypsy
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Contributed by: Larry
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is that good men do nothing
Contributed by: Lon
The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it.
Contributed by: Zaady
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Source: When asked what he thought of Western civilization
My vigour relents,-I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 118.
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions; any bungler can add to the old; but is it altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them?
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