Quotes by Edmund Burke

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Ambition can creep as well as soar.
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My good friends, while I do most earnestly recommend you to take care of your health and safety, as things most precious to us, I would not have that care degenerate into an effeminate and over-curious attention, which is always disgraceful to a man's self, and often troublesome to others.
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 moderation  

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Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
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He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
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It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
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When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
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The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
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