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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke famously said, "Manners are of more importance than laws."
  British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
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  • Edmund Burke famously said, "Manners are of more importance than laws."
  • Edmund Burke.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Why not bring in Henry Grattan and Flood and Demosthenes and Edmund Burke?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Edmund Burke’s eulogy of Charles James Fox for his attack upon the tyranny of the East India Company — House of Commons, December 1, 1783.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • Tom Paine has triumphed over Edmund Burke; and the swine are now courted electors.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Were not the likes of Edmund Burke speaking out in Parliament for American rights, it was said.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Even Edmund Burke in his celebrated speech had referred repeatedly to "our" colonies.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ] [Footnote 127: Edmund Burke (1729?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • BETWEEN THEM, Edmund Burke and young Charles James Fox filled the next several hours.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776

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  • Who, but Edmund Burke!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But in striking contrast, several of the most powerful speakers in Parliament, like the flamboyant Lord Mayor of London, John Wilkes, and the leading Whig intellectual, Edmund Burke, had voiced ardent support for and admiration of the Americans.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • If Edmund Burke had failed to provide a memorable line for the night’s efforts, Fox did at once : Lord Chatham, the King of Prussia, nay, Alexander the Great, never gained more in one campaign than the noble lord has lost—he has lost a whole continent.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • In the House of Commons, Colonel Isaac Barre, Lord Cavendish, and Edmund Burke spoke severely against the administration, as Lord North and Lord Germain defended the management of the war.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • In London, meanwhile, the fiery Irish-born statesman Edmund Burke, who had once been the American Revolution’s strongest friend in Parliament, declared in a speech that the French were proving themselves the ablest architects of ruin who ever existed.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Our oath of office is administered by the Vice President, not by the Governors of our respective states; and we come to Washington, to paraphrase Edmund Burke, not as hostile ambassadors or special pleaders for our state or section, in opposition to advocates and agents of other areas, but as members of the deliberative assembly of one nation with one interest.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Adams, who like Edmund Burke had predicted dictatorship as the inevitable outcome for the revolution, wisely kept silent.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In furious response to Edmund Burke’s book Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine, who was then in England, had produced a pamphlet, The Rights of Man, that attacked Burke and set forth an impassioned defense of human rights, liberties, and equality.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Edmund Burke, Charles Fox, and others in Parliament opposed to the war were as downcast as prominent Tories were jubilant.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Edmund Burke [6] , Oliver Cromwell [8] , East India Company [9]
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