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115 Famous Quotes by Edmund Burke
1/12/1729 - 7/9/1797
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The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.

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

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But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.

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

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The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.

Religion Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: A Vindication of Natural Society--Preface (vol. I, p. 7)

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The balance of power.

Power Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: Speech

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To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be a king. However, a political executive magistracy, though merely such, is a great trust.

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

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

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

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Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.

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

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I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others.

Delight Quotes, by Edmund Burke , Source: The Sublime and Beautiful (pt. I, sec. 14)

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No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.

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

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No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity.

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

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

Justice Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Unity Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Agreement Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.

Applause Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Evil Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Goodness Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.

Government Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Nervousness Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.

Novelty Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.

Obstinacy Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Perseverance Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blanches, the thought that never wanders, the purpose that never wavers - these are the masters of victory.

Perseverance Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blanches, the thought that never wanders, the purpose that never wavers - these are the masters of victory.

Victory Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Wealth Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Welfare Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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