The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them
She is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
The marketplace obliges men, whether they will or not, in pursuing their own selfish interests, to connect the general good with their own individual success
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration
The men of England, the men, I mean, of light and leading in England.
Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits
And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.
Spain A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.