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Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke
(1729 - 1797)
Irish statesman, author and orator.
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Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Mere parsimony is not economy . . . expense, and great expense, may be an essential part of true economy.
- Edmund Burke | Capitalism Quotes
Custom reconciles us to everything.
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | The Future Quotes
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke | Goals and Ambition Quotes
History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
The effect of liberty on individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
By gnawing through a dyke, even a rat may drown a nation.
- Edmund Burke | Minorities Quotes
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
- Edmund Burke | Politicians Quotes
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke | Politicians Quotes
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke | Progress Quotes
A nation without the means of reform is without the means of survival.
By gnawing through a dyke, even a rat may drown a nation.
The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.
- Edmund Burke | Religion Quotes
All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
- Edmund Burke | Ruin Quotes
You cannot plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | The Future Quotes
Dangers by being despised grow great.
- Edmund Burke | Positive Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | Role Models Quotes
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke | Fear Quotes
No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke | Fear Quotes
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
- Edmund Burke | Worry Quotes
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
- Edmund Burke | Work Quotes
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
- Edmund Burke | Time Quotes
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper.
- Edmund Burke | Adversity Quotes
Adversity is a severe instructor. ... He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
- Edmund Burke | Adversity Quotes
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
- Edmund Burke | Events Quotes
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
- Edmund Burke | Clergyman Quotes
All government - indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter.
- Edmund Burke | Compromise Quotes
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
- Edmund Burke | Government Quotes
I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard, than in the tombs of the Capulets.
- Edmund Burke | Grave Quotes
We set ourselves to bite the hand that feeds us.
- Edmund Burke | Ingratitude Quotes
The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.
- Edmund Burke | Judge Quotes
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
- Edmund Burke | Liberty Quotes
The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.
- Edmund Burke | Neutrality Quotes
Queen of arts, and daughter of heaven.
- Edmund Burke | Philosophy Quotes
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke | Posterity Quotes
What shadows we are, what shadows we pursue!
- Edmund Burke | Shadow Quotes
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
- Edmund Burke | Superstition Quotes
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke | Tyranny Quotes
War never leaves, where it found a nation.
- Edmund Burke | War Quotes
The wisdom of our ancestors.
- Edmund Burke | Wise Quotes
A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words.
- Edmund Burke | Word Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke | School Quotes
You can never plan the future by the past.
- Edmund Burke | Never Quotes


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