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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The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.
Source: Preface to Brissot's Address. Vol. v. p. 67.
I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 136.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Source: On the Sublime and Beautiful
Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.
Source: Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians. Vol. vii. p. 50.
Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 116.
Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman, but he cannot make a gentleman.
Source: Letter to William Smith, 29 Jan. 1795
The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. p. 108.
Contempt is not a thing to be despised.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.
Source: Prior's Life of Burke. 14
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