Youre here: Home » Famous Quotes » Edmund Burke Quotes, Page 3


» Famous Quotes Home

» Quote Topics

» Author Nationalities

» Author Types

» Popular Searches

 Browse authors:

Edmund Burke Quotes

Page 3 of 6
Edmund Burke
January 12, 1729 - July 9, 1797
Nationality: Irish
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: Irish Statesman

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.


Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.


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


I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.


If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.


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


The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.


Patience will achieve more than force.


One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.


To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.


The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.


It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.


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


Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.


Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.


Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.


A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.


Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.


What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.


The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.


Page:   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1999-2008 All rights reserved.