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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. "
Reflections on the Revolution in France: And on the Proceedings of Certain ... - Página 35
por Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 páginas
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Conservatism: Dream and Reality

Robert A. Nisbet - 1986 - 118 páginas
...those who are to be born. An almost equally celebrated line in Burke, also from the Reflections, is: 'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' Clearly, from Burke's point of view, the present is not free, as so much rationalist thought had been...
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Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Jed Rubenfeld - 2008 - 272 páginas
...present unknowingly forswore the future as well. There was truth in Burke's observation that "[pjeople will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." 54 But Tocqueville captured this truth better. In a well-known passage, Democracy in America expresses...
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Political Representation

F. R. Ankersmit - 2002 - 266 páginas
...British constitutional history. For when comparing the Glorious Revolution with 1789, Burke writes that "the people of England well know that the idea of...It leaves acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires."57 This is, so to speak, Burkean prescription applied to the constitution. Just as infringements...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - 2002 - 413 páginas
...Burke was still admonishing his contemporaries to respect "the wisdom of ages," reminding them that "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors," and that "the sole authority" of constitutional law "is that it has existed time out of mind." Just...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 páginas
...treasure to descendants." — Plato "Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors." — Emerson "Men will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." — Edmund Burke "Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name." — Lucan "It is indeed...
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Africanity Redefined, Volumen1

Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui, Ricardo René Laremont - 2002 - 225 páginas
...move. Political prudence, according to Burke, requires political sensitivity to history. As he put it, "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."4 British political culture is a reflection in part of this broad political philosophy....
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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
...reflection, and above it." In his judgment, a spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward...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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Myth, History and Culture in Republican Rome: Studies in Honour of T.P. Wiseman

Department of Philosophy Christopher Gill - 2003 - 358 páginas
...2001: 83-97. Ancestral Virtues and Vices Cicero on Nature, Nurture and Presentation SUSAN TREGGIARI People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. (Burke, Rejections cm the Revolution in France) The Roman ruling class did both these things, often...
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Debating the African Condition: Governance and leadership

Alamin M. Mazrui, Willy Mutunga - 2004 - 473 páginas
...believe in ancestors, the proof of their anger is given another name. In the words of Edmund Burke, 'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors'" (1986: 1 1). The message that Africa has to understand the root causes of its problems if it is to...
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சுராவின் அகர வரிசையில் ஆங்கில தமிழ் பழமொழிகள்

D. V. ரங்கராஜன் - 2003 - 544 páginas
...experience and memories are three things noone can take away from you. 26. Posterity - or^io 2344. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. - Edmund Burke u urrjnj) 27. Poverty - arip]«nlo 2345. Poverty is no sin. - Herbert 2346. He is not...
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