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 :: 1729-1797, British Political Writer, Statesman

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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 - [Shame]

 

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Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
~ Edmund Burke - [Slavery]

 

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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]

 

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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
~ Edmund Burke - [Superstition]

 

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Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
~ Edmund Burke - [Taxes and Taxation]

 

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To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
~ Edmund Burke - [Taxes and Taxation]

 

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There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
~ Edmund Burke - [Tolerance]

 

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Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
~ Edmund Burke - [Tolerance]

 

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Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
~ Edmund Burke - [Tyranny]

 

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Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
~ Edmund Burke - [Tyranny]

 

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What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
~ Edmund Burke - [Unity]

 

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If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
~ Edmund Burke - [Virtue]

 

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The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.
~ Edmund Burke - [Weakness]

 

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Our patience will achieve more than our force.
~ Edmund Burke - [Patience]

 

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Patience will achieve more than force.
~ Edmund Burke - [Patience]

 

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To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
~ Edmund Burke - [Patriotism]

 

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If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
~ Edmund Burke - [People]

 

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By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
~ Edmund Burke - [Perseverance]

 

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I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
~ Edmund Burke - [Planning]

 

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You can never plan the future by the past.
~ Edmund Burke - [Planning]

 

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