Friday Philosopher of the Week

Ie back and it’s Edmund Burke. He will be appearing on LOST shortly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke

He was a supporter of the “Colonies” Freedoms in the British Parliament during our Revolutionary War.

Quotes:

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

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

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny