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Edmund Burke
January 12, 1729 - July 9, 1797
Nationality: Irish
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: Irish Statesman

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


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


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.


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


The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.


Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.


Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.


Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.


In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.


There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.


The traveller has reached the end of the journey!


It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.


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


Our patience will achieve more than our force.


I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.


Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.


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


You can never plan the future by the past.


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


Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.


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