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Quotations From EDMUND BURKE

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  • 41.
    Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

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  • 42.
    The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
  • 43.
    A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

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  • 44.
    To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Speech, April 19, 1774, House of Commons, London. First Speech on Conciliation with America: American Taxation, Works, vol. 2 (1899).

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  • 45.
    It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Published in The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, vol. 9, ed. Paul Langford (1991). First Letter on a Regicide Peace (1796).
  • 46.
    People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), repr. In Works, vol. 3 (1865).

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  • 47.
    Circumstances ... give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
  • 48.
    I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
  • 49.
    If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

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  • 50.
    In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.
    Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Of the aftermath of the French Revolution.
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