Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their 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 will and appetite be 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.

~ Edmund Burke 1729-1797   Ireland    Parliamentary Orator and Political Thinker.

Historical Age: Age of Reason 1650-1950; Astrological Age, Pisces 1 AD – 2000; Sign, Sun Capricorn.