Quotation Explorer - 'Edmund Burke'

It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives. - Edmund Burke
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. - Edmund Burke
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. - Edmund Burke
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke
Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. - Edmund Burke
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. - Edmund Burke
He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. - Edmund Burke
An event had happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent. - Edmund Burke
No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. - Edmund Burke
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. - Edmund Burke
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. - Edmund Burke
Contempt is not a thing to be despised. - Edmund Burke
History is the preceptor of prudence, not principles. - Edmund Burke
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. - Edmund Burke
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. - Edmund Burke
Bad law is the worst sort of tyranny. - Edmund Burke
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. - Edmund Burke
Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. - Edmund Burke
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. - Edmund Burke
Good order is the foundation of all things. - Edmund Burke
You can never plan the future by the past. - Edmund Burke
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. - Edmund Burke
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. - Edmund Burke
Our patience will achieve more than our force. - Edmund Burke
All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter. - Edmund Burke
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice. - Edmund Burke
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. - Edmund Burke
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. - Edmund Burke
Το να διαβάζεις χωρίς να στοχάζεσαι είναι σαν να τρως χωρίς να χωνεύεις. - Edmund Burke
No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Men have no right to put the well-being of the present generation wholly out of the question. Perhaps the only moral trust with any certainty in our hands is the care of our own time. - Edmund Burke
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. - Edmund Burke
Society is indeed a contract ... it becomes a participant not only between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born. - Edmund Burke
A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood. - Edmund Burke
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing. - Edmund Burke
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. - Edmund Burke
The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. - Edmund Burke
A man who works beyond the surface of things,though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth. - Edmund Burke
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth. - Edmund Burke
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