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What is History?

By |2015-08-05T12:09:52-05:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Edmund Burke, History, Quotation|

“History consists, for the greater part, of the miseries brought upon by the world by pride, ambition, avarice, revenge, lust, sedition, hypocrisy, ungoverned zeal, and all the train of disorderly appetite.” —Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France […]

The Value of Ordered Liberty

By |2016-11-26T09:52:06-06:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Quotation|

Edmund Burke “The only liberty that is valuable is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.” – Edmund Burke […]

Meddling with What We Do Not Understand

By |2019-06-04T16:02:16-05:00May 24th, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Permanent Things, Quotation|

What has been said of the Roman empire, is at least as true of the British constitution—“Octingentorum annorum fortuna, disciplinaque, compages haec coaluit; quae convelli sine convellentium exitio non potest. ”1 This British constitution has not been struck out at an heat by a set of presumptuous men, like the assembly of pettifoggers run [...]

A True Natural Aristocracy

By |2020-06-17T16:26:02-05:00March 8th, 2012|Categories: Aristocracy, Edmund Burke, Quotation|

A true natural aristocracy is not a separate interest in the state, or separable from it. It is an essential integrant part of any large body rightly constituted. It is formed out of a class of legitimate presumptions, which, taken as generalities, must be admitted for actual truths. To be bred in a place [...]

The Virtue of Justice

By |2016-11-26T09:52:18-06:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Edmund Burke, Justice, Quotation, Virtue|

  Edmund Burke Taking it for granted that I do not write to the disciples of the Parisian philosophy, I may assume that the awful Author of our being is the Author of our place in the order of existence,—and that, having disposed and marshalled us by a divine tactic, not according [...]

On Society as Contract

By |2016-11-26T09:52:21-06:00October 4th, 2011|Categories: Edmund Burke, Quotation|

Edmond Burke Society is indeed a contract. Subordinate contracts for objects of mere occasional interest may be dissolved at pleasure—but the state ought not to be considered as nothing better than a partnership agreement in a trade of pepper and coffee, calico or tobacco, or some other such low concern, to be taken [...]

Edmund Burke on Civil Liberty

By |2020-06-17T16:51:39-05:00February 26th, 2011|Categories: Edmund Burke, Quotation|

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites… Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. […]

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