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 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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on power

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I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on religion and superstition

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on business and patience

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions; any bungler can add to the old; but is it altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them?

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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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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