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Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

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Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

— Edmund Burke

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

— Edmund Burke

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Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

— Edmund Burke


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

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke

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It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

— Edmund Burke

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

— Edmund Burke


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

— Edmund Burke


Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

— Edmund Burke

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About Edmund Burke

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Macaulay recorded in his diary: "I have now finiEdmund Burked reading again most of Burke's works. As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom they will turn their faces towards you. He graduated in 1748.

Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman author orator political theorist and philosopher who after moving to England served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. Since the 20th century he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century.

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