Edmund Burke Quotes

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

Edmund Burke

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

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.

Edmund Burke

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Edmund Burke

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity

Edmund Burke

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

Edmund Burke

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Edmund Burke

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Edmund Burke

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