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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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Antiquity as the Source of Modernity: Freedom and Balance in the Thought of ...

Thomas Chaimowicz - 2011 - 151 páginas
...separated from Common Law thinking or the belief in an 'Ancient Constitution.' When Burke says that "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors," is he not restating what was said by the Briton Calgacus in Tacitus's Agricola (32, 4) — a passage...
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The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

Nancy Henry - 2008
...at least in part determined by it. In Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Burke wrote: "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."1 While Eliot did not share in Burke 's defense of the aristocracy and lament over the loss...
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