Quotes by Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.

You can never plan the future by the past.

What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.

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

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

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.

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.