Edmund Burke Quotes

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all good things.

Edmund Burke

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

The only thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body

Edmund Burke

Too much idleness, I have observed, fills up a man's time more completely and leaves him less his own master, than any sort of employment whatsoever

Edmund Burke

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, [including] the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions

Edmund Burke

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

Edmund Burke

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety

Edmund Burke

Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke
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