"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Edmund Burke on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Edmund Burke on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Edmund Burke on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Edmund Burke on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Edmund Burke on Thomas Paine
"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever."
"The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth."
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."
"Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing."
"Beauty is the promise of happiness."