222 Total Quotes

Edmund Burke Quotes

Edmund Burke
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.
Edmund Burke
#Society #Art

Edmund Burke
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
Edmund Burke
#Heart

Edmund Burke
The men of England, the men, I mean, of light and leading in England.
Edmund Burke
#England

Edmund Burke
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke
#Irish Statesman #Abuse

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

Edmund Burke
In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things.
Edmund Burke
#Army And Navy #Army

Edmund Burke
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity
Edmund Burke
#Civil Rights

Edmund Burke
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Edmund Burke
#Irish Statesman #Circumstances

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

Edmund Burke
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke
#Irish Statesman #Acting And Actors

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

Edmund Burke
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority
Edmund Burke
#Democracy

Edmund Burke
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice
Edmund Burke
#Justice

Edmund Burke
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
Edmund Burke
#Age And Aging #Irish Statesman

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

Edmund Burke
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Edmund Burke
#Body

Edmund Burke
All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke
#Evil #Irish Statesman

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
#Humanity #Irish Statesman

Edmund Burke
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.
Edmund Burke
#Malice

Edmund Burke
It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery.
Edmund Burke
#Doctors

Edmund Burke
I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Edmund Burke
#Power