Edmund Burke Quotes

Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.

Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Edmund Burke

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke

To innovate is not to reform.

Edmund Burke

To innovate is not to reform.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

Edmund Burke

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.

Edmund Burke

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.

Edmund Burke

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.

Edmund Burke

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing

Edmund Burke

Gambling is a principle inherent in nature.

Edmund Burke

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair

Edmund Burke
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