The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.
To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion.