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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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Nannie

Joe Schrantz - 2005 - 414 páginas
...10-31 To Aunt Aline, who told me about my mother's family, and to Grandma Nannie, whom I never met. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke 1729-1797 Nannie, Part III in the trilogy of the story of Boo Gretzel, tells how a man...
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Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature

Northrop Frye - 2006 - 494 páginas
...Event, ed. Conor Cruise O'Brien (London: Penguin, 1968; orig. pub. 1790). See, for example, pp. 119-21: "People will not look forward to posterity, who never...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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Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations

Edward A. Page - 2007 - 304 páginas
...environmental and human resources in the absence of reciprocity. Again, a remark from Burke is apposite: People will not look forward to posterity, who never...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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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 386 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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...change is without the means of its conservation. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 14 0 Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 15 To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little...
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Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison

Stephen L. Elkin - 2006 - 413 páginas
...Rationalism, 58. 32. Edmund Burke, who thought about this matter a good deal, commented that "[pjeople will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." Reflections on the Revolution in France, 119. 33. See Bromwich, Choice of Inheritance, 43-78. 34. The...
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Communities of Memory: On Witness, Identity, and Justice

James James Booth, William James Booth - 2006 - 247 páginas
...of his will in the future. That, as I have suggested, is the insight underlying Burke's remark that "people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."10 Resistance to memory comes not just from a certain presentism but also, in a number of...
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Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man

Michael Kramp - 2007 - 202 páginas
...maleness is closely aligned with a larger call for nostalgic cultural reformation; he insists that "people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors" (83). He believes that post-Revolutionary England must recapture the spirit of an earlier civilization...
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Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Cornelia D. J. Pearsall - 2008 - 408 páginas
...asserted in the English Constitution themselves an "entailed inheritance" (italics his), Burke exalts, "Besides, the people of England well know, that the...transmission; without at all excluding a principle of improvement."6 In seeking to balance the conservation of inheritance, with its commitment to the perpetuation...
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Vinnie Here

Joseph Kraker, Vinnie - 2008 - 212 páginas
...answer God gave turned out to be the right one for you. FOOTPRINTS to* It was Edmund Burke who said, "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. " Oliver Cromwell, in arranging for the education of his son, said: "I would have him learn a little...
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