Edmund Burke

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Edmund Burke (/bɜːrk/; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was a British-Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after moving to London, served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for many years in the House of Commons with the Whig Party. Burke is remembered mainly for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and for his later objections about the French Revolution, the latter leading to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", as opposed to the pro–French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox. In the nineteenth century Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the twentieth century, he became widely regarded as... More

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Edmund Burke #Age

Photo of Edmund Burke But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
Edmund Burke #Age

Photo of Edmund Burke The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
Edmund Burke #Art #Religion

Photo of Edmund Burke Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Edmund Burke #Art #Poetry

Photo of Edmund Burke Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Edmund Burke #Beauty

Photo of Edmund Burke Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Edmund Burke #Great #Politics #Wisdom

Photo of Edmund Burke Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Edmund Burke #Change #Great #Nature

Photo of Edmund Burke We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke #Change

Photo of Edmund Burke A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke #Education

Photo of Edmund Burke Education is the cheap defense of nations.
Edmund Burke #Beauty #Happiness

Photo of Edmund Burke Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Edmund Burke #Fear

Photo of Edmund Burke No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke #Food

Photo of Edmund Burke Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
Edmund Burke #Future #Time

Photo of Edmund Burke You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke #God

Photo of Edmund Burke What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
Edmund Burke #Good #Men

Photo of Edmund Burke The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke #Good #Men #Politics

Photo of Edmund Burke When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke #Good

Photo of Edmund Burke Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
Edmund Burke #Government

Photo of Edmund Burke All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke #Government

Photo of Edmund Burke Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Edmund Burke #Great

Photo of Edmund Burke Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
Edmund Burke #Health

Photo of Edmund Burke If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Edmund Burke #History

Photo of Edmund Burke Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
Edmund Burke #Good

Photo of Edmund Burke All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Edmund Burke #Imagination #Men

Photo of Edmund Burke There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke #Men

Photo of Edmund Burke Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.