Best Quotes by Edmund Burke (Top 10)

  1. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  2. Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
  3. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
  4. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
  5. Our patience will achieve more than our force.
  6. Ambition can creep as well as soar.
  7. It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
  8. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
  9. Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites…in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
  10. No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

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