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quote by Edmund Burke: True humility-the basis of the Christian system-is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

True humility-the basis of the Christian system-is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.

--Edmund Burke
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: Falsehood is a perennial spring. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Falsehood is a perennial spring.

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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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
quote by Edmund Burke: It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Laws, like houses, lean on one another. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

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quote by Edmund Burke: A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by 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 t… with background image: purple wallpaper
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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
quote by Edmund Burke: The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

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quote by Edmund Burke: The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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.

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quote by Edmund Burke: A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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.

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quote by Edmund Burke: A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

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quote by Edmund Burke: I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. with background image: green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: You can never plan the future by the past. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

You can never plan the future by the past.

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quote by 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. with background image: yellow sunflower in glass vase
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It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

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quote by Edmund Burke: It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: Education is the cheap defense of nations. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: 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. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Our patience will achieve more than our force. with background image: bare tree on mountain during sunset
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Our patience will achieve more than our force.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

--Edmund Burke

quote by Edmund Burke: Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.

--Edmund Burke
quote by 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… with background image: bride and groom on green grass field
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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.

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quote by 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,… with background image: white and blue building under clear sky
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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.

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quote by Edmund Burke: One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

--Edmund Burke
quote by Edmund Burke: Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

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

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quote by Edmund Burke: The traveller has reached the end of the journey! with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

The traveller has reached the end of the journey!

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quote by Edmund Burke: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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quote by Edmund Burke: The march of the human mind is slow. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

The march of the human mind is slow.

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quote by Edmund Burke: It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.

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quote by Edmund Burke: Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.

--Edmund Burke

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