Quotes by Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who after moving to London in 1750 served as a member of parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party. Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religion in moral life. These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

Revolution, Motivation, Good & EvilEdmund Burke

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

RevolutionEdmund Burke

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.

SlaveryEdmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all things.

OrderEdmund Burke

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

LazinessEdmund Burke