Edmund Burke was an author, orator, political thinker, philosopher and a British statesman, known for publicly expressing in the French Revolution. Burke was born in Dublin in 1729. His father was a protestant and his mother was a Roman Catholic. In 1750, Burke moving to London to study law but soon he pursued a literary and a political career. He served as a member of the parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party and had a 30-year career as a political thinker and philosopher.
Here are the incredible quotes from Edmund Burke that still resonate.
“I haven’t yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that the delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it.”
“There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
“Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
“It isn’t, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.”
“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”
“Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years.”
“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”
“ We set ourselves to bite the hand that feeds us.”