Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

A Quote by Edmund Burke on future and past

You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter to a Member of the National Assembly. Vol. iv. p. 55.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on principles

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 334.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on existence, liberty, order, and virtue

The only liberty I mean, is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech, Bristol, 13 Oct. 1774

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on danger and liberty

The true danger is, when liberty is nibbled away for expedients, and by parts.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on evil, losing, and vices

Vice itself lost half its evil by losing all its grossness.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 332.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on execution, laws, politics, and trust

To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be a king. However, a political executive magistracy, though merely such, is a great trust.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 497.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on imagination and silence

Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray, to not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they are many in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little, shriveled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome insects of the hour.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France.Vol. iii. P. 344.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on justice, liberty, and separation

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on circumstances, departure, justice, lies, society, and suspicion

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on humanity, justice, laws, nations, and nature

There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity-the law of nature, and of nations.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Impeachment of W. Hastings, 28 May 1794

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