Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

A Quote by Edmund Burke on democracy, representative, judgment, industry, and opinion

A representative owes the People not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Quoted in the musical stage play 1776, Peter Stone & Sherman Edwards, 1964

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on every little bit counts

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on good evil passivity

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is that good men do nothing

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on mind and wisdom

The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on defense, education, and nations

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on power and wealth

All wealth is power, so power must infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: 1789

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on ancestry and wisdom

The wisdom of our ancestors.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Observations on Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation. Vol. i. p. 516. Also in the Discussion on the Traitorous Correspondence Bill, 1793.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on nature and wisdom

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letters on a Regicide Peace

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on evil, good, and men

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: When asked what he thought of Western civilization

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on liberty and spirit

My vigour relents,-I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 118.

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