Edmund Burke Quotes

Edmund Burke Quotes: Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
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Edmund Burke Quote: Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
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Quotes about Edmund Burke: My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron.
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Quote about Edmund Burke: No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
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Edmund Burke Sayings: Tell me what are the prevailing sentiments that occupy the minds of your young peoples, and I will tell you what is to be the character of the next generation.
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Edmund Burke Saying: Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
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Sayings about Edmund Burke: Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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Saying about Edmund Burke: The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts right.
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Edmund Burke Quotes: In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But theworks of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute..
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Edmund Burke Quote: The moment you abate anything from the full rights of men to each govern himself, and suffer any artificial positive limitation upon those rights, from that moment the whole organization of government becomes a consideration of convenience.
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Quotes about Edmund Burke: I cannot stand forward, and give praise or blame to any thing which relates to human actions, and human concerns, on a simple view of the subject as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
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Quote about Edmund Burke: The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity; the rest is crime.
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Edmund Burke Sayings: Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
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Edmund Burke Saying: The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
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Sayings about Edmund Burke: To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to deprecate the value of freedom itself.
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Saying about Edmund Burke: Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
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Edmund Burke Quotes: The starry heaven, though it occurs so very frequently to our view, never fails to excite an idea of grandeur. This cannot be owing to the stars themselves, separately considered. The number is certainly the cause. The apparent disorder augments the grandeur, for the appearance of care is highly contrary to our ideas of magnificence. Besides, the stars lie in such apparent confusion, as makes it impossible on ordinary occasions to reckon them. This gives them the advantage of a sort of infinity.
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Edmund Burke Quote: Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.
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