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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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There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under ...
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The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please; we ought to see what it w...
EDMUND BURKE
Patience will achieve more than force.
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I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and ...
EDMUND BURKE
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the pass...
EDMUND BURKE
Education is the cheap defense of nations
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When bad men conspire, good men should associate.
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Dangers by being despised grow great
EDMUND BURKE
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national poets, what is tru...
EDMUND BURKE
Certainly, Gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the stri...
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It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph.
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A thing may look specious in theory, and yet be ruinous in practice; a thing may look evil in theory...
EDMUND BURKE
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
EDMUND BURKE
Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.
EDMUND BURKE
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little o...
EDMUND BURKE
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helpe...
EDMUND BURKE
Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain, and danger, that is to say, whatever is ...
EDMUND BURKE
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper...
EDMUND BURKE
It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.
EDMUND BURKE
To innovate is not to reform.
EDMUND BURKE
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
EDMUND BURKE
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
EDMUND BURKE
The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without delibera...
EDMUND BURKE
They made and recorded a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the rights of man.
EDMUND BURKE
The worthy gentleman [Mr. Coombe], who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and...
EDMUND BURKE
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our help...
EDMUND BURKE
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
EDMUND BURKE
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to...
EDMUND BURKE
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
EDMUND BURKE
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
EDMUND BURKE
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
EDMUND BURKE
We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
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A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a stat...
EDMUND BURKE
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, eve...
EDMUND BURKE
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical ...
EDMUND BURKE
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law...
EDMUND BURKE
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, und...
EDMUND BURKE
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
EDMUND BURKE
It is undoubtedly the business of ministers very much to consult the inclinations of the people, but...
EDMUND BURKE
Society is a partnership in all science, a partnership in all art, a partnership in every virtue and...
EDMUND BURKE
A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood.
EDMUND BURKE
That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superio...
EDMUND BURKE