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The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke

We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Edmund Burke

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
Edmund Burke

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right
that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
Edmund Burke

It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this
great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole
people.
Edmund Burke

Well it is known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke

The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of
the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.
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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Edmund Burke

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.
Edmund Burke

There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to
accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world.
Edmund Burke

Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits.
Edmund Burke

A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at
least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?
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I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
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One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to the good.
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Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he
contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
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Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke

And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite
the hand that fed them.
Edmund Burke

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