Edmund Burke Quotes About Government, Revolution & Human Nature

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Edmund Burke Quotes & Sayings

Read amazing Edmund Burke quotes about government, revolution and human nature. She was an Anglo-Irish statesman born in Dublin, she was also an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, here we collect best quotes of Edmund Burke and share it with you.

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

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

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

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4. The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

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5. Good order is the foundation of all things.

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6. Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.

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7. Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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15. Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

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16. Our patience will achieve more than our force.

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17. Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

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18. Education is the cheap defense of nations.

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

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20. Tyrants seldom want pretexts.

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21. Beauty is the promise of happiness.

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

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23. Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.

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

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25. Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

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

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

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

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29. Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

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

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