Edmund Burke Quotes (473 quotes)
Works of Edmund Burke in Twelve Volumes (Mobi Collected Works) (2009 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607783749
No. 1, volume v, page 331. - Letters On a Regicide Peace (1796)
“He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.”
The reference is to Charles Townshend (1725–1767). - First Speech on the Conciliation with America (1774)
“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”
Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from the works of ... Edmund Burke (1804 edition)
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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.