Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke, (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

Edmund Burke Quote

“Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue.”

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~ Edmund Burke

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Sadly, power and control over does humane and gentle virtues until destruction allows for a coming forth of a new life more often true than not. What comes to mind though is - Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Jesus) So seldom do the likes of a Gandhi reverse the above rule.

calv, lewisville, TX

King Solomon began good, but power destroyed him.

J Carlton, Calgary

As evidenced by the "Royalty" occupying the White House who consider us inventory and slaves.

jim k, Austin, Tx

Just check inside the Beltway for ample proof of this quote.

E Archer, NYC

Power corrupts. Theft becomes Tribute. Service becomes Servitude. When might makes right there can be no virtue.

Solomon (really), Los Angeles

True in business. True in politics. True in personal relationships.


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