Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

A Quote by Edmund Burke on learning

Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 335.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on anarchy

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They made and recorded a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: On the Army Estimates. Vol iii. p. 221.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke

A wise and salutary neglect.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 117.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on desires, elections, and hope

The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, whilst his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll. Vol. ii. p. 420.

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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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on nations

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By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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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 leadership and men

The men of England,- the men, I mean, of light and leading in England.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 365.

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