Edmund Burke

Quotations

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.

On Conciliation with America (1775)

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.

Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)