|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| It is easy to see how this moral discipline must fare under the doctrine of expediency,a doctrine which teaches man to be looking continually abroad,a doctrine which not only justifies but enjoins a distrust of the suggestions of the inward monitor; which will not permit the best feelings of the heart, its clearest dictates, its finest emotions, to have the smallest influence over the conduct; and, instead of yielding anything to their direction, cites them at its bar.|
Robert Hall: Sentiments Proper to the Present Crisis.
| Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a greater good to a less.|