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Edmund Burke

1729-1797 ,  British statesman & philosopher
Edmund BurkeBritish statesman parliamentary orator, and political thinker prominent in public life from 1765 to about 1795 and important in the history of political theory. He championed conservatism in opposition to Jacobinism in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
In the 19th century Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the 20th century, he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

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Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.


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