Edmund Burke Quotes

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.

~ Edmund Burke

History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.

~ Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past.

~ Edmund Burke

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

~ Edmund Burke

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

~ Edmund Burke

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.

~ Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

~ Edmund Burke

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.

~ Edmund Burke

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

~ Edmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all things.

~ Edmund Burke

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