Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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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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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

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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