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Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729 – July 9, 1797) was an Irish political philosopher, Whig politician and statesman who is often regarded as the father of modern conservatism.

Edmund Burke Quotes:

Edmund Burke Quotes

Edmund Burke Quotes

1. Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

― Edmund Burke

 

2. Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

― Edmund Burke

 

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

― Edmund Burke

 

4. Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

― Edmund Burke

 

5. Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

― Edmund Burke

 

6. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.

― Edmund Burke

 

7. Patience will achieve more than force.

― Edmund Burke

 

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

― Edmund Burke

 

9. The greatest gift is a passion for reading.

― Edmund Burke

 

10. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

― Edmund Burke

 

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

― Edmund Burke

 

12. 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

 

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

― Edmund Burke

 

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

― Edmund Burke

 

15. The nobles have the monopoly of honour, the plebeians a monopoly of all the means of acquiring wealth.

― Edmund Burke

 

16. Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle.

― Edmund Burke

 

17. It is a dreadful truth, but it is a truth that cannot be concealed; in ability, in dexterity, in the distinctness of their views, the Jacobins are our superiors.

― Edmund Burke

 

18. You can never plan the future by the past.

― Edmund Burke

 

19. Good order is the foundation of all things.

― Edmund Burke

 

20.   Nothing universal can be rationally affirmed on any moral or any political subject. Pure metaphysical abstraction does not belong to these matters. The lines of morality are not like the ideal lines of mathematics. They are broad and deep as well as long. They admit of exceptions; they demand modifications. These exceptions and modifications are not made by the process of logic, but by the rules of prudence. Prudence is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, regulator, the standard of them all. Metaphysics cannot live without definition; but prudence is cautious how she defines. Our courts cannot be more fearful in suffering fictitious cases to be brought before them for eliciting their determination on a point of law than prudent moralists are in putting extreme and hazardous cases of conscience upon emergencies not existing.

― Edmund Burke

 

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