quotes tagged with 'civil'

Cheese and Salty meat should be sparingly eat.

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in food civil wise healthy respectable pious saltiness 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites -- in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsel of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon the will and appetite is placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
Author: Edmund Burke, Source: The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Oxford University Press, 1907Saved by richardkmiller in liberty freedom morality justice civil goodness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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