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EDMUND BURKE
Irish orator and statesman
(1729 - 1797)
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The march of the human mind is slow.
      - Speech on the Conciliation of America
        [Mind]

When we speak of the commerce with our colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.
      - Speech on the Conciliation of America
        [Business]

A wise and salutary neglect.
      - Speech on the Conciliation of America
         (vol. II, p. 117) [Neglect]

My vigour relents. I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.
      - Speech on the Conciliation of America
         (vol. II, p. 118) [Liberty]

I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others.
      - The Sublime and Beautiful (pt. I, sec. 14)
        [Delight]

And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them.
      - Thoughts and Details on Scarcity
         (vol. V, p. 156) [Government]

Of this stamp is the cant of, not men, but measures.
      - Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent
        [Politics]

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
      - Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent
        [Government : Unity]

Illustrious Predecessor.
      - Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents
        [Example]

In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed, and the boldest staggered.
      - Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents
         (vol. I, p. 516) [Discontent]

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
      - To Thomas Mercer [Public]

A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?
      - Vindication of Natural Society [Law]

"War," says Machiavel, "ought to be the only study of a prince"; and by a prince he means every sort of state, however constituted. "He ought," says this great political doctor, "to consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes ability to execute military plans."
      - Vindication of Natural Society
         (vol. I, p. 15) [War]


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