Edmund Burke Quotes.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Whenever our neighbour’s house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
Despots govern by terror. They know that he who fears God fears nothing else; and therefore they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire, their Helvetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear which generates true courage.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
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.