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The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is
foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species read more

The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is
foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is
wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts
right.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Public Quotes,
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All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

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

by Edmund Burke Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a
refinement on the principle of resistance, it is read more

But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a
refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence
of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Religion Quotes,
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Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the
hoofs of a swinish multitude.

Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the
hoofs of a swinish multitude.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Learning Quotes,
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What shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in
the heart.

What shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in
the heart.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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