Edmund Burke Quotes

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

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

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.

Edmund Burke
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