Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

A Quote by Edmund Burke on humanity, justice, lawyers, and reason

It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech, Conciliation w America, 22 Mar. 1775

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on change, order, and society

Those who attempt to level never equalize. In all societies some description must be uppermost. The levellers, therefore, only change and pervert the natural order of things; they load the edifice of society by setting up in the air what the solidity of the structure requires to be on the ground.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on liberty and order

Liberty, too, must be limited in order to be possessed.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

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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 good and order

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Good order is the foundation of all things.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. 1790

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on change

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A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on compromise, government, prudence, and virtue

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 169.

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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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