12 Edmund Burke Quotes

  • "Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "The weapons with which the ill dispositions of the world are to be combated are moderation, gentleness, a little indulgence of others, and a great distrust of ourselves."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Perseverance, Gentleness


  • "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
    Topics: Justice


  • "The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Religion


  • "Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Hypocrisy


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

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Whatever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Rebellion, Unity


  • "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Ignorance, Apathy, History


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

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Religion


  • "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
    Topics: Virtue, Wisdom, Liberty


  • "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."

    - Edmund Burke
    Topics: Examples



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