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You can never plan the future by the past.

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You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke

Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.

Edmund Burke

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Edmund Burke

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.

Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

Edmund Burke

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

Edmund Burke

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Edmund Burke

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.

Edmund Burke

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

Edmund Burke

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

Edmund Burke