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
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Dangers by being despised grow great
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add...
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude...
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we...
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
Don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes