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Edmund Burke Quotes

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'A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.'

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'

'By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.'

'Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.'

'Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.'

'Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.'

'Good order is the foundation of all things.'

'I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.'

'It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.'

'Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.'

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

'Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.'

'Our patience will achieve more than our force.'

'Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.'

'Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.'

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

'Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.'

'To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.'

'Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.'

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