Edmund Burke Quotes

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

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

Education is the cheap defense of nations

Edmund Burke

Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.

Edmund Burke

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

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

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

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

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

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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