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“ The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." “ Those who don't know history are doomed to...

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

“ Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."

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

“ Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."

"A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman."

"A great object is always answered, whenever any property is transferred from hands that are not fit for that property to those that are."

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

"A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words."

"A vigorous mind is as necessarily accompanied with violent passions as a great fire with great heat."
"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."

"All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities"


"Ambition can creep as well as soar."

"Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is almost essential to beauty."

"An entire life of solitude contradicts the purpose of our being, since death itself is scarcely an idea of more terror."

"An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it."

"Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones."

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

“ Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength."

“ Our patience will achieve more than our force."

“ Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth."

“ Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

“ It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."

“ When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

“ No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."

“ Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality."

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

“ He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."

“ Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair."

“ There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men."

“ Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist."

“ It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare."

“ People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."

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

-Edmund Burke



Biography
Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish
statesman born in Dublin. He was an author, orator, political theorist , and philosopher who, after moving to London, served as a member of parliament (MP) for many years in the House of Commons with the Whig Party.

Burke supported the American Revolution , believing both that it couldn't affect British or European stability and would be an innovative experiment in political development because the Americas were so far away from Europe and thus could have little impact on England. 

Burke is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation , the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company , and for his later opposition to the French Revolution . He became the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party , which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", as opposed to the pro–French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox.
In 1747, he set up a debating society, "Edmund Burke's Club", which, in 1770, merged with TCD's Historical Club to form the l.College Historical Society; it is the oldest undergraduate society in the world. The minutes of the meetings of Burke's Club remain in the collection of the Historical Society. Burke graduated from Trinity in 1748. Burke's father wanted him to read Law, and with this in mind he went to London in 1750, where he entered the Middle Temple , before soon giving up legal study to travel in Continental Europe . After eschewing the Law, he pursued a livelihood through writing.
Edmund is regarded by many as the "father" of modern conservatism.


Source: Wikipedia.

The world needs people who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; Img Src: The New Man Movement...

The world needs people who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth;

who possess opinions and a will; who are larger than their vocations; who don't hesitate to take chances;

who won't lose their individuality in a crowd; who will be as honest in small things as they are in great things; who will make no compromise with wrong; whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires; who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it"; who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning and hard-heartedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not afraid to stand for the truth even when it's unpopular; who say NO with emphasis, even though the rest of the world says YES.



Ted Engstrom.

These are quotes I have come to love... 1. Nothing brings lustre to your character and commitment to your heart like opposition does....


These are quotes I have come to love...


1. Nothing brings lustre to your character and commitment to your heart like opposition does.

2.The best we can make up for is to preserve posterity with all we can and have.

3. In fiction, everything is true except names and dates; In history, nothing is true except names and dates.

4. It is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty that giveth understanding.