Authors - Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. - Wikipedia
You can never plan the future by the past.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.
No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.