A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he...
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at...
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when...
The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard...
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is...