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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: "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants."

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.



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

Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."

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




Edmund Burke Quotes: "War never leaves where it found a nation."

War never leaves where it found a nation.



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

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "A representative owes not just his industry but his judgement"

A representative owes not just his industry but his judgement




Edmund Burke Quotes: "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."

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.



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

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



Edmund Burke Quotes: "I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tombs of the Capulets."

I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tombs of the Capulets.



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: "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: "The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary."

The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Ambition can creep as well as soar."

Ambition can creep as well as soar.



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: "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: "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: "It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.



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

Mere parsimony is not economy . . . expense and great expense may be an essential part of true economy.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Dangers by being despised grow great."

Dangers by being despised grow great.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing."

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.



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: "The human mind is often, and I think it is for the most part, in a state neither of pain nor pleasure, which I call a state of indifference."

The human mind is often, and I think it is for the most part, in a state neither of pain nor pleasure, which I call a state of indifference.



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

You can never plan the future by the past.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Queen of arts and daughter of heaven."

Queen of arts and daughter of heaven.



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

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



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the"

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the



Edmund Burke Quotes: "If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.



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

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The writers against religion whilst they oppose every system are wisely careful never to set up any of their own."

The writers against religion whilst they oppose every system are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.



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: "Facts are to the mind what food is to the body."

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "There is a courageous wisdom there is also a false reptile prudence the result not of caution but of fear."

There is a courageous wisdom there is also a false reptile prudence the result not of caution but of fear.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All government - indeed every human benefit and enjoyment every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter."

All government - indeed every human benefit and enjoyment every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter.



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: "Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference."

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Never despair but if you do work on in despair."

Never despair but if you do work on in despair.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "What shadows we are what shadows we pursue!"

What shadows we are what shadows we pursue!



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement."

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings but none when they are under the influence of imagination."

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 Quotes: "Custom reconciles us to everything."

Custom reconciles us to everything.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "Education is the cheap defense of nations."

Education is the cheap defense of nations.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "It is generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles and design."

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



Edmund Burke Quotes: "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper."

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.



Edmund Burke Quotes: "All That Is Needed For Evil To Succeeded, Is For Good People To Do Nothing"

All That Is Needed For Evil To Succeeded, Is For Good People To Do Nothing