Edmund Burke looms large in the history of political philosophy and the philosophy of critique for a divided legacy of either being the first modern conservative or a very moderate liberal. Knowledge conquers fear. publicly expressing his opposition to the French Revolution. If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” ― Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France. 65 Insightful Edmund Burke Quotes That You Must Share . Bernard Meltzer. Excerpt: Most writers agree, and it is assumed here, that Burke is properly called a conservative. Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

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