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Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Irish orator, philosopher, & politician [more author details]
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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
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Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.
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He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.
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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.
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It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
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Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.
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No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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Our patience will achieve more than our force.
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The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
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Edmund Burke, "A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful", 1756
Good order is the foundation of all things.
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Edmund Burke, 'Reflections on the Revolution in France,' 1790
Contempt is not a thing to be despised.
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Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace, 1796
An event had happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
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Edmund Burke, Speeches... in the Trial of Warren Hastings, May 5, 1789
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.
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Edmund Burke, We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess, 2011
Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.
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Edmund Burke, We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess, 2011

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