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To read without reflecting is

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

– Edmund Burke

Education is the cheap defense

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

– Edmund Burke

It is not what a

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

– Edmund Burke

The greater the power the

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

– Edmund Burke

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

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
– Edmund Burke

True humility the basis of the Christian system—is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.
— Edmund Burke

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

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

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

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.
– Edmund Burke

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
– Edmund Burke

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
– Edmund Burke

The wisdom of our ancestors.
– Edmund Burke

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
– Edmund Burke

Not men but measures a sort of charm by which many people get loose from every honorable engagement.
– Edmund Burke

The wisdom of our ancestors.
– Edmund Burke

What shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart.
– Edmund Burke

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
– Edmund Burke

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
– Edmund Burke