Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution. Here are a few of his quotes:
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

"You can never plan the future by the past."

"Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none."

"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."

"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation."

"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference."

"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free;
if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."

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