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115 Famous Quotes by Edmund Burke
1/12/1729 - 7/9/1797
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Falsehood is a perennial spring.

Falsehood Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.

Fraud Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Infidelity Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like this, is a sort of treason

Moderation Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Nations Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion

Protestantism Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart

Sympathy Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Turn over a new leaf.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Letter to Miss Haviland

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Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.

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

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A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words.

Words Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Letter

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There was an ancient Roman lawyer, of great fame in the history of Roman jurisprudence, whom they called Cui Bono, from his having first introduced into judicial proceedings the argument, "What end or object could the party have had in the act with which he is accused."

Law Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Impeachment of Warren Hastings

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I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people.

Law Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America

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I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard, than in the tombs of the Capulets.

Grave Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Letter to Matthew Smith

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It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Comparisons Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Prior's Life of Burke

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The age of chivalry is gone.--That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.

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

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That chastity of honour which felt a stain like a wound.

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

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Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

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

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It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.

Justice Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Speech on Conciliation with America (Works, vol. II, p. 136)

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The men of England--the men, I mean of light and leading in England.

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

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When we speak of the commerce with our colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.

Business Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America

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Writers, especially when they act in a body and with one direction, have great influence on the public mind.

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

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You can never plan the future by the past.

Future Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Letter to a Member of the National Assembly (vol. IV, p. 55)

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The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

Public Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: To Thomas Mercer

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

Government Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Second Speech on Conciliation with America

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