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 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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on fiction, imagination, inventions, and truth

Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 116.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke

Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman, but he cannot make a gentleman.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter to William Smith, 29 Jan. 1795

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on achievement and time

When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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