Edmund Burke Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edmund Burke quotes, Edmund Burke sayings, and Edmund Burke proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind. Edmund Burke
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants. Edmund Burke
You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke
People will not look forward to postertity, who will never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Edmund Burke
In all forms of government, the people are the true legislators Edmund Burke
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke
Flattery is no more than what raises in a man's mind an idea of a preference which he has not. 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 moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, like children we must cry on. Edmund Burke
Woman is not made to be the admiration of everybody, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke
Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years. Edmund Burke
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke
You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
As wealth is power, so all power will infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other. Edmund Burke
Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. Edmund Burke
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. Edmund Burke
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings, but none when they are under the influence of imagination. Edmund Burke