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Edmund Burke
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Public life is a situation of power and energy; he trespasses against his duty who sleeps upon his watch, as well as he that goes over to the enemy. Edmund Burke
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I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government. Edmund Burke
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All who have ever written on government are unanimous, that among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. Edmund Burke
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The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts. Edmund Burke
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Liberty, too, must be limited in order to be possessed. Edmund Burke
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Resolved to die in the last dike of prevarication. Edmund Burke
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It shews the anxiety of the great men who influenced the conduct of affairs at that great event, to make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. Edmund Burke
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It cannot at this time be too often repeated; line upon line; precept upon precept; until it comes into the currency of a proverb, To innovate is not to reform.. Edmund Burke
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All government is founded on compromise and banter. Edmund Burke
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The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men. Edmund Burke
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And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed 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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This sort of people are so taken up with their theories about the rights of man that they have totally forgotten his nature. Edmund Burke
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The men of England,- the men, I mean, of light and leading in England. Edmund Burke
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Not men but measures a sort of charm by which many people get loose from every honorable engagement. Edmund Burke
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Men have no right to what is not reasonable, and to what is not for their benefit. Edmund Burke
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In all forms of government the people is the true legislator. Edmund Burke
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There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke
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That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth Edmund Burke
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Art is a partnership not only between those who are living but between those who are dead and those who are yet to be born. Edmund Burke
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I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever. Edmund Burke
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If the grain were separated from the chaff which fills the Works of our National Poets, what is truly valuable would be to what is useless in the proportion of a mole-hill to a mountain. Edmund Burke
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The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of His wisdom who made it. Edmund Burke
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It becomes extremely hard to disentangle our idea of the cause from the effect by which we know it. Edmund Burke
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So then because some towns in England are not represented, America is to have no representative at all. They are our children; but when children ask for bread we are not to give a stone. Edmund Burke
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Restraint of discipline, emulation, examples of virtue and of justice, form the education of the world. Edmund Burke
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His enthusiasm kindles as he advances; and when he arrives at his peroration it is in full blaze. Edmund Burke
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Nothing is so rash as fear; and the counsels of pusillanimity very rarely put off, whilst they are always sure to aggravate, the evils from which they would fly. Edmund Burke
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Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke
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Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle. Edmund Burke
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Falsehood is a perennial spring. Edmund Burke
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History consists, for the greater part, of the miseries brought upon the world by pride, ambition, avarice, revenge, lust, sedition, hypocrisy, ungoverned zeal, and all the train of disorderly appetite. Edmund Burke
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In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind. Edmund Burke
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True humility-the basis of the Christian system-is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues. Edmund Burke
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Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state. Edmund Burke
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The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great. Edmund Burke
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It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss of the object , than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence. The world on the whole will gain by a liberty, without which virtue cannot exist. Edmund Burke
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To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to deprecate the value of freedom itself. Edmund Burke
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In general the languages of most unpolished people have a great force and energy of expression; and this is but natural. Uncultivated people are but ordinary observers of things, and not critical in distinguishing them; but, for that reason, they admire more, and are more affected with what they see, and therefore express themselves in a warmer and more passionate manner. Edmund Burke
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Jacobinism is the revolt of the enterprising talents of a country against its property. Edmund Burke
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Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman but he cannot make a gentleman. Edmund Burke
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I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that the delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. Edmund Burke
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An appearance of delicacy, and even fragility, is almost essential to beauty. Edmund Burke
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I cannot stand forward, and give praise or blame to any thing which relates to human actions, and human concerns, on a simple view of the subject as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) 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
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It is hard to say whether doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery. Edmund Burke
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A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. Edmund Burke
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The science of constructing a commonwealth, or renovating it, or reforming it, is, like every other experimental science, not to be taught a priori. Nor is it a short experience that can instruct us in that practical science, because the real effects of moral causes are not always immediate. Edmund Burke
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Sallust is indisputably one of the best historians among the Romans, both for the purity of his language and the elegance of his style. Edmund Burke
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The introduction of Christianity, which, under whatever form, always confers such inestimable benefits on mankind, soon made a sensible change in these rude and fierce manners. Edmund Burke
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A speculative despair is unpardonable where it our duty to act. Edmund Burke
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Pleasure of every kind quickly satisfies. Edmund Burke
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Instead of casting away all our old prejudices, we cherish them to a very considerable degree, and, to take more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices; and the longer they have lasted and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages. Edmund Burke
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It is in the relaxation of security; it is in the expansion of prosperity; it is in the hour of dilatation of the heart, and of its softening into festivity and pleasure, that the real character of men is discerned. Edmund Burke
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The very name of a politician, a statesman, is sure to cause terror and hatred; it has always connected with it the ideas of treachery, cruelty, fraud, and tyranny. Edmund Burke
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Nothing, indeed, but the possession of some power can with any certainty discover what at the bottom is the true character of any man. Edmund Burke
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An entire life of solitude contradicts the purpose of our being, since death itself is scarcely an idea of more terror. Edmund Burke
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It is known that the taste-whatever it is-is improved exactly as we improve our judgment, by extending our knowledge, by a steady attention to our object, and by frequent exercise. Edmund Burke
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A great deal of the furniture of ancient tyranny is torn to rags; the rest is entirely out of fashion. Edmund Burke
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Laws are commanded to hold their tongues among arms; and tribunals fall to the ground with the peace they are no longer able to uphold. Edmund Burke
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War is the matter which fills all history; and consequently the only, or almost the only, view in which we can see the external of political society is in a hostile shape: and the only actions to which we have always seen, and still see, all of them intent, are such as tend to the destruction of one another. Edmund Burke
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Thank God, men that art greatly guilty are never wise. Edmund Burke
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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
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Whatever each man can separately do, without trespassing upon others, he has a right to do for himself; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which society, with all it combinations of skill and force, can do in his favor. In this partnership all men have equal rights; but not to equal things. Edmund Burke
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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. Edmund Burke
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Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke
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Freedom without virtue is not freedom but license to pursue whatever passions prevail in the intemperate mind; man's right to freedom being in exact proportion to his willingness to put chains upon his own appetites; the less restraint from within, the more must be imposed from without. Edmund Burke
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As to great and commanding talents, they are the gift of providence in some way unknown to us. They rise where they are least expected. They fail when everything seems disposed to produce them, or at least to call them forth. Edmund Burke
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As those things which engage us merely by their novelty cannot attach us for any length of time, curiosity is the most superficial of all the affections. Edmund Burke
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So far as it has gone, it probably is the most pure and defecated publick good which ever has been conferred on mankind. Edmund Burke
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The art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. Edmund Burke
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