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Edmund Burke Quotes: "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.




Edmund Burke Quotes: "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.




Edmund Burke Quotes: "Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow."

Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis."

The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.




Edmund Burke Quotes: "In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority."

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare."

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



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy."

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.




Edmund Burke Quotes: "When you fear something, learn as much about it as you can. Knowledge conquers fear."

When you fear something, learn as much about it as you can. Knowledge conquers fear.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men."

The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse."

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting."

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.




Edmund Burke Quotes: "He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn."

History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever."

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls."

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."

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



Edmund Burke Quotes: "But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint."

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites."

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Old religious factions are volcanoes burned out; on the lava and ashes and squalid scoriae of old eruptions grow the peaceful olive, the cheering vine and the sustaining corn."

Old religious factions are volcanoes burned out; on the lava and ashes and squalid scoriae of old eruptions grow the peaceful olive, the cheering vine and the sustaining corn.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government."

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "I cannot help concurring with the opinion that an absolute democracy, no more than absolute monarchy, is to be reckoned among the legitimate forms of government."

I cannot help concurring with the opinion that an absolute democracy, no more than absolute monarchy, is to be reckoned among the legitimate forms of government.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men, and by acting with promptitude, decision, and steadiness on that belief."

There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men, and by acting with promptitude, decision, and steadiness on that belief.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws."

The essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them."

People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous."

People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Our patience will achieve more than our force."

Our patience will achieve more than our force.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All men have equal rights, but not to equal things."

All men have equal rights, but not to equal things.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts."

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it."

Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "This sort of people are so taken up with their theories about the rights of man that they have totally forgotten his nature."

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 Quotes: "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones."

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "You can never plan the future by the past."

You can never plan the future by the past.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Good order is the foundation of all things."

Good order is the foundation of all things.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation."

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel."

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "A great empire and little minds go ill together."

A great empire and little minds go ill together.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All the forces of darkness need to succeed ... is for the people to do nothing."

All the forces of darkness need to succeed ... is for the people to do nothing.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist."

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny."

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth."

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind."

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 Quotes: "When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer."

When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Evil prevails when good men fail to act."

Evil prevails when good men fail to act.