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Top quotes by Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke's top quotes. 'Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.' 'What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.' 'Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.'


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


What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.


Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.


Ambition can creep as well as soar.


One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.


Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.


Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.


Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.


He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.


Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.


The traveller has reached the end of the journey!


The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.


It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.


To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.


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


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


People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.


You can never plan the future by the past.


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



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