Edmund Burke Quotes


45 Edmund Burke quotes:



"Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficu"
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"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever."
"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
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"A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood."
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"Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners."
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"Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world."
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"It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery."
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
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"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts"
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"The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity"
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"Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things."
"There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Caution Quotes
"The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candor of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds."
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"Facts are to the mind what food is to the body"
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"Some decent, regulated preeminence, some preference given to birth, is neither unnatural nor unjust nor impolite"
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"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial."
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