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Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

British statesman and political thinker

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Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

EDMUND BURKE, speech at Bristol previous to the election of 1780

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America, 1775

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

EDMUND BURKE, Letters on a Regicide Peace

Falsehood has a perennial spring.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on American Taxation, 1774

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

EDMUND BURKE, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontentment

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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

EDMUND BURKE, On the Sublime and Beautiful

Young man, there is America -- which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men, and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America, 1775

The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for the moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America, 1775

Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America, 1775

Custom reconciles us to everything.

EDMUND BURKE, On the Sublime and Beautiful

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on the Middlesex Elections, 1771

You can never plan the future by the past.

EDMUND BURKE, letter to a Member of the National Assembly

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

EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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The march of the human mind is slow.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America, 1775

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.

EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue.

EDMUND BURKE, A Vindication of Natural Society

People never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

EDMUND BURKE, speech at County Meeting of Bucks, 1784

There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity -- the law of nature and of nations.

EDMUND BURKE, speech on Impeachment of Warren Hastings, May 28, 1794

Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.

EDMUND BURKE, Letters on a Regicide Peace

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

EDMUND BURKE, letter to Wm. Smith, Jan 29, 1795

Patience will achieve more than force.

EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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

EDMUND BURKE, letter, Oct. 1789

Nothing tends more to the corruption of science than to suffer it to stagnate. These waters must be troubled before they can exert their virtues. A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others, and may chance to make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.

EDMUND BURKE, The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

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

EDMUND BURKE


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