All wealth is power, so power must infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Contributed by: Zaady
The wisdom of our ancestors.
Source: Observations on Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation. Vol. i. p. 516. Also in the Discussion on the Traitorous Correspondence Bill, 1793.
Never, no, never, did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.
Source: Letters on a Regicide Peace
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
Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent. Vol. i. p. 456.
In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed and the boldest staggered.
Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent. Vol. i.P. 516.
Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.
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