Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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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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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on fear and weakness

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. p. 108.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on contempt

Contempt is not a thing to be despised.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on inspiration

It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Prior's Life of Burke. 14

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