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.

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

Revolution, Motivation, Good and EvilEdmund Burke
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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

RevolutionEdmund Burke
 
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Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.

SlaveryEdmund Burke
 
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Good order is the foundation of all things.

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

LazinessEdmund Burke
 
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