"Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Edmund Burke on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Edmund Burke on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Edmund Burke on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Edmund Burke on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Edmund Burke on Joseph Stalin
"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."