Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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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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 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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