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.
Good order is the foundation of all good things
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is...
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do...
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not...
Never despair, but if you do, work in despair
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will...
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one,...
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest...
Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater...
If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was...