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Edmund Burke Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Edmund Burke:

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Morality.

Hardship is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Hardship.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Hypocrisy, Promises.

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Fear.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Morality.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Poetry.

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Thinking.

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes, Reflections on the Revolution in France - Category: Society.

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes - Category: Civil Rights.

You can never plan the future by the past.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes, Letter to a Member of the National Assembly - Category: Future, Past.

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