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Quotations by author » Edmund Burke
British Statesman and Philosopher, 1729-1797
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Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
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Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
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Free trade is not based on utility but on justice
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Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits
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Good order is the foundation of all good things
Order
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
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Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state
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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.
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He that accuses all mankind of corruption ought to remember that he is sure to convict only one
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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.
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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
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History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
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Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing
Hypocrisy
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others
MisfortunePain
I did my best. I was nervous and I just took off too fast. I didn't run a smart race. I just didn't have enough at the end. I can come back next year with a clean slate. I was glad to be beat by some good quality runners. I'll be back.
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I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
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I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
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I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
Power
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like this, is a sort of treason
Moderation
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.
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