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Quotes by Edmund Burke - (39 quotes)

Edmund Burke - From the Aging category:

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Books category:

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Society is a partnership... in all art. It becomes a partnership not only between those who are living but between those who are dead and those who are to be born. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Burning category:

Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Business category:

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Change category:

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Commerce category:

It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Complaining category:

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

Edmund Burke - From the Criticism category:

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Curiosity category:

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

Edmund Burke - From the Danger category:

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Dealers category:

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Drunkenness category:

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Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Fame category:

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Fear category:

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Freedom category:

Liberty, too, must be limited in order to be possessed. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Freedom category:

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Future category:

You can never plan the future by the past. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Greatness category:

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Hypocrisy category:

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Innovation category:

To innovate is not to reform. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Intellect category:

The march of the human mind is slow. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Knowledge category:

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Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Mistakes category:

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Money category:

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Money category:

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Order category:

Good order is the foundation of all things. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Passion category:

There is a boundary to passions when we act from feelings, but none when we are under the influence of imagination. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Patience category:

Our patience will achieve more than our force. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Patriotism category:

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Poetry category:

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Politics category:

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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Prosperity category:

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Religion category:

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Religion category:

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

Edmund Burke - From the Strength category:

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Tradition category:

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People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Truth category:

Falsehood is a perennial spring. (Edmund Burke)

Edmund Burke - From the Tyranny category:

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny. (Edmund Burke)



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Last modified: August 28, 2014