Burke

Burke is an English variant of a surname that is common in England and Ireland which originates with the Cambro-Normans. In Old English, the name means "fortified hill". Variants include Bourke, de Burgo, Burgh, and De Burgh. Many Irish and English emigrants to Quebec and other francophone regions of Canada chose to change the spelling of the name to Bourque. Burke is an uncommon given name. Several localities around the world have been named Burke (see Burke (disambiguation)).

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    The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    All government—indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act—is founded on compromise and barter.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    We must soften into a credulity below the milkiness of infancy to think all men virtuous. We must be tainted with a malignity truly diabolical, to believe all the world to be equally wicked and corrupt.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)