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.

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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.

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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 affection and names

My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech, Conciliation w America, 22 Mar. 1775

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on government

And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Thoughts and Details on Scarcity. Vol. v. p. 156.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on people and war

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

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on ability, doctors, execution, imagination, leisure, meditation, military, nature, peace, planning, politics, society, study, time, and war

"War," says Machiavelli, "ought to be the only study of a prince;" and by a prince he means every sort of state, however constituted. "He ought," says this great political doctor, "to consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes ability to execute military plans. "A meditation on the conduct of political societies made old Hobbes imagine that war was the state of nature.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: A Vindication of Natural Society. Vol. i. p. 15.

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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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