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Edmund Burke Quote: “Politics ought to be adjusted not to human reasonings but to human nature, of which reason is but a part and by no means the greatest part.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The ocean is an object of no small terror.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “To complain of the age we live in, to murmur at the present possessors of power, to lament the past, to conceive extravagant hopes of the future, are the common dispositions of the greatest part of mankind.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “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 Quote: “Liberty, without wisdom, is license.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The very name of a politician, a statesman, is sure to cause terror and hatred; it has always connected with it the ideas of treachery, cruelty, fraud, and tyranny.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds – success.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “It is in the relaxation of security; it is in the expansion of prosperity; it is in the hour of dilatation of the heart, and of its softening into festivity and pleasure, that the real character of men is discerned.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Circumspection and caution are part of wisdom.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Geography is an earthly subject, but a heavenly science.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Man is an animal that cooks his victuals.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Nothing so effectually deadens the taste of the sublime as that which is light and radiant.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “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 Quote: “This sort of people are so taken up with their theories about the rights of man that they have totally forgotten his nature.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The perfection of conversation is not to play a regular sonata, but, like the AEolian harp, to await the inspiration of the passing breeze.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Thank God, men that art greatly guilty are never wise.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “By hating vices too much, they come to love men too little.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “It is for the most part in our skill in manners, and in the observations of time and place and of decency in general, that what is called taste by way of distinction consists; and which is in reality no other than a more refined judgment.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The grand instructor, time.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Is it in destroying and pulling down that skill is displayed? The shallowest understanding, the rudest hand, is more than equal to that task.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The only training for the heroic is the mundane.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The pride of men will not often suffer reason to have scope until it can be no longer of service.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Teach me, O lark! with thee to greatly rise, to exalt my soul and lift it to the skies.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Neither the few nor the many have a right to act merely by their will, in any matter connected with duty, trust, engagement, or obligation.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “All virtue which is impracticable is spurious.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “No men can act with effect who do not act in concert; no men can act in concert who do not act with confidence; no men can act with confidence who are not bound together with common opinions, common affections, and common interests.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Prejudice renders a man’s virtue his habit, and a series of unconnected arts. Though just prejudice, his duty becomes a part of his nature.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Spain: A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Those who attempt to level never equalize.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “I consider how little man is, yet, in his own mind, how great. He is lord and master of all things, yet scarce can command anything.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “True humility-the basis of the Christian system-is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “The love of lucre, though sometimes carried to a ridiculous excess, a vicious excess, is the grand cause of prosperity to all States.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “True religion is the foundation of society. When that is once shaken by contempt, the whole fabric cannot be stable nor lasting.”
Edmund Burke Quote: “Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.”
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