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" A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes... "
Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from ... - Página 146
por Edmund Burke - 1811
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The Constitutional Conventions of Virginia from the Foundation of the ...

David Loyd Pulliam - 1901 - 180 páginas
...will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes...acquires. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state of proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast as in a sort of family settlement ; grasped as in a...
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Edmund Burke, Apostle of Justice and Liberty

T. Dundas Pillans - 1905 - 199 páginas
..." views. People will not look forward to posterity " who never look backward to their ancestors. " Besides, the people of England well know that the...transmission, " without at all excluding a principle of improve" ment. It leaves acquisition free; but it secures " what it acquires. Whatever advantages are...
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The Early History of the Tories: From the Accession of Charles the Second to ...

Clement Boulton Roylance Kent - 1908 - 481 páginas
...people of England well know, that the idea of an inheritance furnished a sure principle of conservatism, and a sure principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement.' Such a principle of inheritance and transmission, he goes on to say, corresponds to that ' mysterious...
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Selections of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 1909 - 443 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...sort of family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mort1 1 W. and M. main for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we...
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The Harvard Classics, Volumen24

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...sort of family settlement ; grasped as in a kind of mort1 i W. and M. main for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we...
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On Taste: On the Sublime and Beautiful; Reflections on the French Revolution ...

Edmund Burke - 1909 - 443 páginas
...People will not look forward to posterlly, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, foe people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance...furnishes a sure principle of conservation, and a sure Pf inciple of transmission ; without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition...
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English Prose: Eighteenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1911
...and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look back to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...transmission ; without at all excluding a principle of government. It leaves acquisition free ; but it secures what it acquires. Whatever advantages are obtained...
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Proceedings of the Iowa State Bar Association: Held at Des Moines, Iowa ...

Iowa State Bar Association - 1912 - 262 páginas
...the idea of inheritance which pervades them, and which "furnishes a sure principle of conservatism and a sure principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement." As they have been transmitted by former generations with the estates so they will pass from those who...
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A Study in the Thought of Addison, Johnson and Burke

Lilian Beeson Brownfield - 1904 - 131 páginas
...forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England will know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure...state proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast as is a sort of family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy,...
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The State and the Church

Moorhouse I. X. Millar - 1922 - 331 páginas
...state of the world, we are too prone to forget the wisdom contained in Burke 's words when he said: "The idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle...acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires." (Beflections on the French Revolution.) But the principle of improvement presupposes a norm for discerning...
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