Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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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A Quote by Edmund Burke on caution, courage, fear, prudence, and wisdom

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on custom

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Custom reconciles us to everything.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: On the Sublime and Beautiful. Sect. xviii. vol. i. p. 231.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on dissent, principles, protestantism, and religion

The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 123.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on learning, mankind, and schools

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v.P. 331.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on history, morality, nature, reason, spirit, and youth

All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v.P. 311.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on anxiety, confidence, and security

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on ability, good, and service

There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech in opening the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, Third Day. Vol. x. p. 54.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on beauty

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Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on change, laws, and nature

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

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