Edmund Burke Quotes (395 quotes)
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
Works of Edmund Burke in Twelve Volumes (Mobi Collected Works) (2009 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607783749
Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771
“People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.”
Letter to Charles James Fox (1777-10-08).
Volume iii, page 334. - Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.”
Volume iii, page 274. - Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEdmund Burke
Born: January 12, 1729
Died: July 9, 1797 (aged 68)
Bio: Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
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