Quotes by Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory they have no power over the substance of original justice.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.