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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 Public Intellectual: Between Philosophy and Politics

Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M. Richard Zinman, Michigan State University. Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy - 2003 - 265 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 idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of transmission; without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition free; but...
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Explorations in Environmental Political Theory: Thinking about what We Value

Joel Jay Kassiola - 2003 - 248 páginas
...that what he calls an "entailed inheritance" provides "a sure principle of conservation and a sure principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires."" Burke prefers wisdom to reason because the former conserves the latter designs, and in designing wisdom,...
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Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns

Domenico Losurdo - 2004 - 378 páginas
...France to the tranquil course of "nature," or that union of nature and history which is inheritance. Inheritance "furnishes a sure principle of conservation...transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement."8 It needs to be added, however, that if these are the beginnings, then as an ideological...
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Sins Of The Parents: Politics Of National Apologies In The U.S.

Brian Weiner - 2009 - 256 páginas
...'Address To The 166th Ohio Regiment," 22 August 1864, Complete Works 10: 203. 70. Compare to Edmund Burke: "[T]he people of England well know, that the idea...without at all excluding a principle of improvement." Reflections on the Revolution in France, 45. 1 thank Norman Jacobson for pointing out to me that Lincoln...
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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - 191 páginas
...and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. . . . Inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation...acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires. ... In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood;...
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Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature

Northrop Frye - 2006 - 494 páginas
...pp. 119-21: "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...without at all excluding a principle of improvement. . . . Our political system is placed in a just correspondence and symmetry with the order of the world,...
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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 394 páginas
...monarchy according to a patrilineal model of inherited wealth, backed up by organic notions of continuity: The people of England well know, that the idea of...principle of conservation, and a sure principle of improvement. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast...
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Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations

Edward A. Page - 2007 - 304 páginas
...is apposite: People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation; without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition free; but it secures what...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2008 - 588 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...obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims are looked fast as in a sort of family settlement, grasped as in a kind of mortmain forever. By a constitutional...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2008 - 588 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...obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims are looked fast as in a sort of family settlement, grasped as in a kind of mortmain forever. By a constitutional...
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