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115 Famous Quotes by Edmund Burke
1/12/1729 - 7/9/1797
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All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Compromise Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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There ought to be a 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.

Country Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.

Legislators Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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She is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

Men and women Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery.

Mystery 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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Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Patience 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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Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Poetry Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.

Power Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.

Revolution Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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

Tax Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Virtue Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

War Quotes, by Edmund Burke

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