Edmund Burke Quotes

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

Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Edmund Burke

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

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

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

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

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

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

Edmund Burke
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