Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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 falsehood

Falsehood is a perennial spring.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: 1774

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on age and chivalry

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on country and sleep

I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Letter to Matthew Smith.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on people

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A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 117.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on ancestry, people, and posterity

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. p. 274.

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