Edmund Burke Quotes


45 Edmund Burke quotes:



"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever."
"In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Early and provident fear is the mother of safety."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Safety Quotes
"If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so, - and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Some decent, regulated preeminence, some preference given to birth, is neither unnatural nor unjust nor impolite"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Curiosity Quotes
"It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than be ruined by too confident a security"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them."
"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
"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Hypocrisy Quotes
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Praise Quotes
"The mysterious virtue of wax and parchment."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes



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