Edmund Burke Quotes

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Edmund Burke Quotes

Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

— Edmund Burke

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

— Edmund Burke

It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

— Edmund Burke

You will smile here at the consistency of those democratists who, when they are not on their guard, treat the humbler part of the community with the greatest contempt, whilst, at the same time they pretend to make them the depositories of all power.

— Edmund Burke

We set ourselves to bite the hand that feeds us

— Edmund Burke

Society is indeed a contract ... It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection.

— Edmund Burke

It is generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles and design.

— Edmund Burke

The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war; not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle, in all parts of the empire; not peace to depend on the juridical determination of perplexing questions, or the precise marking the shadowy boundaries of a complex government. It is simple peace, sought in its natural course and in its ordinary haunts. It is peace sought in the spirit of peace, and laid in principles purely pacific.

— Edmund Burke

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.

— Edmund Burke

Economy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving but in selection.

— Edmund Burke

There is nothing in the world really beneficial that does not lie within the reach of an informed understanding and a well-protected pursuit.

— Edmund Burke

The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity; the rest is crime.

— Edmund Burke

That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth

— Edmund Burke

The great difference between the real leader and the pretender is that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present; the one lives by the day, and acts upon expediency; the other acts on enduring principles and for the immortality.

— Edmund Burke

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