Edmund Burke Quotes & Wallpapers

Edmund Burke
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Manners are of more importance than laws.... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and color to our lives. Edmund Burke
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Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions, any bungler can add to the old; but to is altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them? Edmund Burke
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General rebellions and revolts of a whole people never were encouraged, now or at any time. They are always provoked. Edmund Burke
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Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity. Edmund Burke
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Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born. Edmund Burke
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Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. Edmund Burke
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It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. Edmund Burke
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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. Edmund Burke
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Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. Edmund Burke
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Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. Edmund Burke
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People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Edmund Burke
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All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice. Edmund Burke
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It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs. Edmund Burke
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For there is in mankind an unfortunate propensity to make themselves, their views and their works, the measure of excellence in every thing whatsoever Edmund Burke
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