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Edmund Burke
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Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatever; but, as in the exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth. It is a sort of temperance, by which a man speaks truth with measure, that he may speak it the longer. Edmund Burke
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All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
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There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature, and of nations. Edmund Burke
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A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood. Edmund Burke
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Custom reconciles us to every thing. Edmund Burke
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When we speak of the commerce with our colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren. Edmund Burke
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All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of society. 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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Here this extraordinary man [Charles Townsend], then Chancellor of the Exchequer, found himself in great straits. To please universally was the object of his life; but to tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. However he attempted it. Edmund Burke
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Some decent regulated pre-eminence, some preference (not exclusive appropriation) given to birth, is neither unnatural, nor unjust, nor impolite. Edmund Burke
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Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together. Edmund Burke
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The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts right. Edmund Burke
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Man is by his constitution a religious animal. Edmund Burke
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A man is allowed sufficient freedom of thought, provided he knows how to choose his subject properly.... But the scene is changed as you come homeward, and atheism or treason may be the names given in Britain to what would be reason and truth if asserted in China. Edmund Burke
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The whole compass of the language is tried to find sinonimies [synonyms] and circumlocutions for massacres and murder. Things never called by their common names. Massacre is sometimes called agitation, sometimes effervescence, sometimes excess sometimes too continued an exercise of revolutionary power. Edmund Burke
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They [Americans] augur misgovernment at a distance and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. Edmund Burke
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A nation is not conquered which is perpetually to be conquered. Edmund Burke
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Economy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving but in selection. Edmund Burke
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In a democracy the majority of citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority...and that oppression of the majority will extend to far great number, and will be carried on with much greater fury, than can almost ever be apprehended from the dominion of a single sceptre. Under a cruel prince they have the plaudits of the people to animate their generous constancy under their sufferings; but those who are subjected to wrong under multitudes are deprived of all external consolation: they seem deserted by mankind, overpowered by a conspiracy of their whole species. Edmund Burke
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The moment you abate anything from the full rights of men each to govern himself, and suffer any artificial positive limitation upon those rights, from that moment the whole organization of government becomes a consideration of convenience. Edmund Burke
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It is undoubtedly true, though it may seem paradoxical, - but, in general, those who are habitually employed in finding and displaying faults are unqualified for the work of reformation. Edmund Burke
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No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity. Edmund Burke
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Dogs are indeed the most social, affectionate, and amiable animals of the whole brute creation... Edmund Burke
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Those who attempt to level never equalize Edmund Burke
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Continue to instruct the world; and - whilst we carry on a poor unequal conflict with the passions and prejudices of our day, perhaps with no better weapons than other passions and prejudices of our own - convey wisdom to future generations. Edmund Burke
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There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs. Edmund Burke
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Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident a security. Edmund Burke
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Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness. Edmund Burke
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My vigour relents. I pardon something to the spirit of liberty. Edmund Burke
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Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. Edmund Burke
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The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. Edmund Burke
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Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites...in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. 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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Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition. Edmund Burke
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The science of constructing a commonwealth or renovating it, or reforming it, is...not to be taught a priori...That which in the first instance is prejudicial may be excellent in its remoter operation, and its excellence may rise even from the ill effects it produces in the beginning. The reverse also happens; and very plausible schemes, with very pleasing commencements, have often shameful and lamentable conclusions. Edmund Burke
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Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years. Edmund Burke
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Many of the greatest tyrants on the records of history have begun their reigns in the fairest manner. But the truth is, this unnatural power corrupts both the heart and the understanding. Edmund Burke
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Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old. Edmund Burke
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Depend upon it that the lovers of freedom will be free. Edmund Burke
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When you find me attempting to break into your house to take your plate, under any pretence whatsoever, but most of all under pretence of purity of religion and Christian charity shoot me for a robber and a hypocrite, as in that case I shall certainly be. Edmund Burke
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A kind Providence has placed in our breasts a hatred of the unjust and cruel, in order that we may preserve ourselves from cruelty and injustice. They who bear cruelty, are accomplices in it. The pretended gentleness which excludes that charitable rancour, produces an indifference which is half an approbation. They never will love where they ought to love, who do not hate where they ought to hate. Edmund Burke
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. Edmund Burke
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If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. Edmund Burke
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We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. Edmund Burke
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Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. Edmund Burke
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Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. Edmund Burke
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One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. Edmund Burke
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Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. Edmund Burke
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Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty. Edmund Burke
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In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature. Edmund Burke
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To innovate is not to reform. Edmund Burke
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He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. Edmund Burke
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Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it. Edmund Burke
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Parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation.You choose a Member indeed; but when you have chosen him, heisnotthe Member for Bristol, but heisa Member of Parliament. Edmund Burke
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Man is by his constitution a religious animal; atheism is against not only our reason, but our instincts. Edmund Burke
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Nothing less will content me, than wholeAmerica. Edmund Burke
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Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke
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Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue. Edmund Burke
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Who can know her, and himself, and entertain much hope? Who can see and know such a creature, and not love her to distraction? She has all the softness that does not imply weakness... she is not made to be the admiration of everybody, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke
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All that needs to be done for evil to prevail is good men doing nothing. Edmund Burke
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The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it. Edmund Burke
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I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others Edmund Burke
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Nothing is so rash as fear; its counsels very rarely put off, whilst they are always sure to aggravate the evils from which it would fly. Edmund Burke
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In on summer they have done their business... they have completely pulled down to the ground their monarchy, their church, their nobility, their law, their revenue, their army, their navy, their commerce, their arts, and their manufactures... destroyed all balances and counterpoises which serve to fix a state and give it steady direction, and then they melted down the whole into one incongrous mass of mob and democracy... the people, along with their political servitude, have thrown off the yoke of law and morals. Edmund Burke
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The pride of men will not often suffer reason to have scope until it can be no longer of service. Edmund Burke
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Surely the church is a place where one day's truce ought to be allowed to the dissensions and animosities of mankind. Edmund Burke
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I cannot help concurring with the opinion that an absolute democracy, no more than absolute monarchy, is to be reckoned among the legitimate forms of government. Edmund Burke
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Old religious factions are volcanoes burned out; on the lava and ashes and squalid scoriae of old eruptions grow the peaceful olive, the cheering vine and the sustaining corn. Edmund Burke
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Men love to hear of their power, but have an extreme disrelish to be told their duty. Edmund Burke
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Man acts from adequate motives relative to his interest, and not on metaphysical speculations. Edmund Burke
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