Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on power

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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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

Illustrious predecessor.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent. Vol. i. p. 456.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke

In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed and the boldest staggered.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent. Vol. i.P. 516.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on originality and rest

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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