Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the passions than the art of painting
Quote by Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke Quotes
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is...
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond...
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument...
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law...
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical...
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one,...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from...
Successful crimes alone are justified
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.