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13 Quotes from Irish statesman Edmund Burke





1. "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."- Edmund Burke

2. "Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."- Edmund Burke



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

4. “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”- Edmund Burke



5. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”- Edmund Burke

6. “Our patience will achieve more than our force.”- Edmund Burke

7. “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”- Edmund Burke


8. “The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”- Edmund Burke

9. “The weapons with which the ill dispositions of the world are to be combated are moderation, gentleness, a little indulgence of others, and a great distrust of ourselves.”- Edmund Burke


10. “There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”- Edmund Burke

11. “We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.”- Edmund Burke


12. “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”- Edmund Burke

13. “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.”- Edmund Burke

13 Quotes from Irish statesman Edmund Burke 13 Quotes from Irish statesman Edmund Burke Reviewed by Tim on April 29, 2018 Rating: 5

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