Edmund Burke Quotes

All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter

Edmund Burke

Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion

Edmund Burke

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

Edmund Burke

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Edmund Burke

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.”

Edmund Burke

"They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance."

Edmund Burke

Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.

Edmund Burke

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Edmund Burke

No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.

Edmund Burke

Fellowship in treason is a bad ground of confidence.

Edmund Burke

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.

Edmund Burke

It is one of the finest problems in legislation, what the state ought to take upon itself to direct and what it ought to leave, with as little interference as possible, to individual discretion.

Edmund Burke
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