I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Source: On the Sublime and Beautiful. Sect. xiv. vol. i. p. 118.
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Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
Source: Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v. p. 286.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
He was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself.
Source: On Pitt's First Speech, Feb. 26, 1781. From Wraxall's Memoirs, First Series, vol. i. p. 342.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France
There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Source: Observations on Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation. Vol. i. p. 273.
You can never plan the future by the past.
Source: Letter to a Member of the National Assembly. Vol. iv. p. 55.
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 334.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Source: Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771
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