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115 Famous Quotes by Edmund Burke
1/12/1729 - 7/9/1797
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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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All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of society.

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

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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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Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.

Fear 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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