Edmund Burke Quotes.
History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
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.
Falsehood is a perennial spring.
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
The march of the human mind is slow.
The essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.