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Quotations by author » Edmund Burke
British Statesman and Philosopher, 1729-1797
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Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
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Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
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Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.
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She is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one
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Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
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Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
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Slavery they can have anywhere. It is a weed that grows in every soil.
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So to be patriots as not to forget that we are gentlemen.
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Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
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Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
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Some decent, regulated preeminence, some preference given to birth, is neither unnatural nor unjust nor impolite
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Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures
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Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman, but he cannot make a gentleman.
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Spain: A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.
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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds
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Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
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That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth
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The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
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The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
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