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Edmund Burke
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The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections. Edmund Burke
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It is an advantage to all narrow wisdom and narrow morals that their maxims have a plausible air; and, on a cursory view, appear equal to first principles. They are light and portable. They are as current as copper coin; and about as valuable. Edmund Burke
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Vice incapacitates a man from all public duty; it withers the powers of his under- standing, and makes his mind paralytic. Edmund Burke
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The conduct of a losing party never appears right: at least it never can possess the only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar judgements-success. Edmund Burke
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If we owned the property, we will be free and prosperous. If so they regain control, we will become poor Edmund Burke
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When you fear something, learn as much about it as you can. Knowledge conquers fear. Edmund Burke
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The love of lucre, though sometimes carried to a ridiculous excess, a vicious excess, is the grand cause of prosperity to all States. Edmund Burke
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I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he pleases. Edmund Burke
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Among precautions against ambition, it may not be amiss to take precautions against our own. I must fairly say, I dread our own power and our own ambition: I dread our being too much dreaded. 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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The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blenches, the thought that never wanders - these are the masters of victory. 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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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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