Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

A Quote by Edmund Burke on delusion and people

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech at County Meeting of Bucks, 1784.

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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 grace, heroism, life, nations, and sentimentality

The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 331.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on judgment

The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Preface to Brissot's Address. Vol. v. p. 67.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on people

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I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 136.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on acting, fear, mind, and passion

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: On the Sublime and Beautiful

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on fear, motherhood, and safety

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians. Vol. vii. p. 50.

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