Edmund Burke Quotes


All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Patience will achieve more than force.
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
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.
The method of teaching which approaches most nearly to the method of investigation is incomparably the best.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Depend on it that the lovers of freedom will be free.
None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsely believe they are free.
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.
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