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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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He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. 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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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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Corrupt influence is itself the perennial spring of all prodigality, and of all disorder; it loads us more than millions of debt; takes away vigor from our arms, wisdom from our councils, and every shadow of authority and credit from the most venerable parts of our constitution. Edmund Burke
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To give freedom is still more easy. It is not necessary to guide; it only requires to let go the rein. But to form a free government; that is, to temper together these opposite elements of liberty and restraint in one work, requires much thought, deep reflection, a sagacious, powerful, and combining mind. Edmund Burke
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There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear. Edmund Burke
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The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own. Edmund Burke
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There never was a bad man that had ability for good service. 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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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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