Edmund Burke Quotes

To drive men from independence to live on alms, is itself great cruelty.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Custom reconciles us to everything.

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.

There is a dilemma to which every opposition to successful iniquity must, in the nature of things, be liable. If you lie still, you are considered as an accomplice in the measures in which you silently acquiesce. If you resist, you are accused of provoking irritable power to new excesses. The conduct of a losing […]

Dangers by being despised grow great.

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires.

To speak of atrocious crimes in mild language is treason to virtue.