1729-1797, British Political Writer, Statesman
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Edmund Burke – [Superstition]

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
Edmund Burke – [Taxes and Taxation]

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
Edmund Burke – [Youth]

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
Edmund Burke – [Liberty]

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
Edmund Burke – [Curiosity]

The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.
Edmund Burke – [Greatness]

The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candor of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds.
Edmund Burke – [Finance]

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke – [Evil]

The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.
Edmund Burke – [Liberty]

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Edmund Burke – [Liberty]

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Edmund Burke – [Mobs]

The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.
Edmund Burke – [Force]

The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.
Edmund Burke – [Weakness]

There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Edmund Burke – [Tolerance]

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity — the law of nature and of nations.
Edmund Burke – [Law and Lawyers]

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Edmund Burke – [Obstinacy]

Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.
Edmund Burke – [Power]

To innovate is not to reform.
Edmund Burke – [Innovation]

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Edmund Burke – [Patriotism]

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
Edmund Burke – [Taxes and Taxation]

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