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"There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire."
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Edmund Burke Quotes
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
Edmund Burke

A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Edmund Burke

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Edmund Burke

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
Edmund Burke

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Edmund Burke

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Edmund Burke

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

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
Edmund Burke

Custom reconciles us to everything.
Edmund Burke

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Edmund Burke

Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Edmund Burke

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Edmund Burke

Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
Edmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all things.
Edmund Burke

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Edmund Burke

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
Edmund Burke

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.
Edmund Burke

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
Edmund Burke

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Edmund Burke

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Edmund Burke

In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
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

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
Edmund Burke

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
Edmund Burke

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Edmund Burke

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
Edmund Burke

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Edmund Burke

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

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
Edmund Burke

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Edmund Burke

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

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

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Edmund Burke

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

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Edmund Burke

Patience will achieve more than force.
Edmund Burke

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Edmund Burke

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Edmund Burke

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Edmund Burke

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Edmund Burke

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Edmund Burke

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Edmund Burke

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
Edmund Burke

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
Edmund Burke

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

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

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Edmund Burke

The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
Edmund Burke

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Edmund Burke

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
Edmund Burke

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Edmund Burke

Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.
Edmund Burke

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Edmund Burke

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
Edmund Burke

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

Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Edmund Burke

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke

Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke

What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Edmund Burke

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
Edmund Burke

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Edmund Burke

Type:
Statesman
Date of Birth:
1729-01-01
Year of Death:
1797
Nationality:
Irish
 

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