Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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 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 indifference, infidelity, and religion

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter to William Smith, 29 Jan. 1795

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on religion and writers

The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: A Vindication of Natural Society. Preface, vol. i, p. 7.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on authority, exercise, and jobs

In their nomination to office they will not appoint to the exercise of authority as to a pitiful job, but as to a holy function.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 356.

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