He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little...
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do...
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The...
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of...
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion;...
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to...
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands...
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.