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Edmund Burke Quotes:

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Edmund Burke

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke
Source: Britannica

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke

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.

Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all things.

Edmund Burke

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Edmund Burke

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

Edmund Burke

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

Edmund Burke

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Edmund Burke

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

EDMUND BURKE

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Edmund Burke

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

Edmund Burke

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Edmund Burke

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.

Edmund Burke

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

Edmund Burke

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Edmund Burke

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

Edmund Burke

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

Edmund Burke

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.

Edmund Burke

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

EDMUND BURKE

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Edmund Burke

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Edmund Burke

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.

Edmund Burke

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Edmund Burke

Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.

Edmund Burke

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

Edmund Burke

There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

Edmund Burke

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

Edmund Burke

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

Edmund Burke

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

EDMUND BURKE

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

Edmund Burke

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.

Edmund Burke

What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.

Edmund Burke

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.

Edmund Burke

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

Edmund Burke

Who is Edmund Burke?

The British and Irish statesman and a philosopher was Edmund Burke. Native of Dublin, Burke served in the House of Commons in Britain with the Whig Party between 1766 and 1794 when he moved to London in 1750.