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Edmund Burke Quotes

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

~ Edmund Burke

Some decent, regulated preeminence, some preference given to birth, is neither unnatural nor unjust nor impolite.

~ Edmund Burke

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

~ Edmund Burke

There ought to be a system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

~ Edmund Burke

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

~ Edmund Burke

Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state.

~ Edmund Burke
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