Edmund Burke Quotes

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Edmund Burke
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Edmund Burke
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Edmund Burke
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Edmund Burke
There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
Edmund Burke
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at a

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
Edmund Burke
You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
Edmund Burke
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
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
Edmund Burke
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Edmund Burke