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115 Famous Quotes by Edmund Burke
1/12/1729 - 7/9/1797
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Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair

Despair Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Evil Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Posterity Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?

Law Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Vindication of Natural Society

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The worthy gentleman [Mr. Coombe], who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, while his desires were as warm, and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us, what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.

Shadows Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: in a speech at Bristol on declining the poll

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

Government Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent

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It is the function of a judge not to make but to declare the law, according to the golden mete-wand of the law and not by the crooked cord of discretion.

Judges Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Preface to Brissot's Address (vol. V, p. 67)

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A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world.

Democracy Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.

Ability Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. •Edmund Burke Which fiddle-strings is weakness to expredge my nerves this night!

Nervousness Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.

Fear Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Curiosity Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Superstition Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires

Crime Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Separation Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts right.

Public Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: in a speech, Reform of Representation in the House of Commons, May 7, 1782

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Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

Security Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Chapter of accidents.

Accident Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Notes for Speeches (vol. II, p. 426), (1852 edition)

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The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!

Patriotism Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (vol. III, p. 331)

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There ought to be system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Love of country Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (vol. III, p. 100)

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

Ancestry Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (vol. III, p. 274)

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Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity

Indifference Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Applause Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Calamity is man's true touchstone

Disaster Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Falsehood is a perennial spring.

Falsehood Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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