Edmund Burke

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The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

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

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To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

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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.

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

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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.

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The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.

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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

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

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Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

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Edmund Burke — quotes and aphorisms

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

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The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

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The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

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

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Our patience will achieve more than our force.

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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

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

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