Edmund Burke Quotes

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

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

Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.

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

A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.

Edmund Burke
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