Edmund Burke quotes

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“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

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“You can never plan the future by the past.”

— Edmund Burke

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“Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

— Edmund Burke

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

— Edmund Burke

“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

“Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.”

— Edmund Burke

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.”

— Edmund Burke

“But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.”

— Edmund Burke

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”

— Edmund Burke

“In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.”

— Edmund Burke

“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“Beauty is the promise of happiness.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

— Edmund Burke

“Education is the cheap defense of nations.”

— Edmund Burke

“We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.”

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

“Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.”

— Edmund Burke

“There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.”

— Edmund Burke
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