Edmund Burke

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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Custom reconciles us to everything.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no otherMore Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When ever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither is safe.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To innovate is not to reform.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.More Edmund Burke [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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