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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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Catholic Educational Review, Volumen19

Edward Aloysius Pace, Thomas Edward Shields - 1921
...existing in society and war only against its evils. They will start with things as they are. Burke says that "the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure, principle of conservation and a siuv principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition...
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The Ancestral Constitution

Moses I. Finley, Finley - 1971 - 60 páginas
...Reflections : ' People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...conservation, and a sure principle of transmission ... In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood;...
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The Romantic Age in Prose: An Anthology

Alan W. Bellringer, C. B. Jones - 1980 - 159 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...all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisiton free; but it secures what it acquires. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding...
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Burke, Paine, Godwin, and the Revolution Controversy

Marilyn Butler - 1984 - 260 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...as in a sort of family settlement; grasped as in a land of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive,...
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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old ...

John W. Boyer - 1987 - 465 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...family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History

J. G. A. Pocock - 1989 - 290 páginas
...it." 7 For the foregoing see Ancient Constitution, ch. n and generally. 8 Burke, op. cit., p. 306. 21O Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding...family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Marx: Key Debates

Jack Lively, Andrew Reeve - 1989 - 311 páginas
...practice is 'the happy result of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection and above it'. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding...family settlement, grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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From Karl Mannheim

Karl Mannheim - 1993 - 568 páginas
...rather the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it. ... The people of England well know, that the idea of...without at all excluding a principle of improvement' (ibid., p. 78). 'You [the French] had all those advantages in your ancient states; but you chose to...
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Community Without Unity: A Politics of Derridian Extravagance

William Corlett - 1989 - 261 páginas
...it is not reasonable to follow its order in the name of continuity. But Burke attributes to nature a "sure principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement." Thus, when all is going well in politics, he can reasonably "presume" that nature's path is being followed....
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Masters and Lords: Mid-19th-Century U.S. Planters and Prussian Junkers

Shearer Davis Bowman - 1993 - 384 páginas
...inheriting privileges, franchises and liberties from a long line of ancestors," the English well understood "that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation and sure principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement."42 Burke's principal...
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