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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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The South in the Building of the Nation: History of the social life, ed. by ...

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Franklin Lafayette Riley, James Curtis Ballagh, John Bell Henneman, Edwin Mims, Walter Lynwood Fleming, Samuel Chiles Mitchell - 1909
...abilities, and to forget the significant saying of the greatest of the English political philosophers, that "people will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." But the impartial' scientist, regardless of political sentiment, vouches for the value of persistent...
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Annual Report

Tower Genealogical Society - 1909
...obtained." But genealogy is a nobler thing. Its justification we may find in the words of Edmund Burke: "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." Genealogy reinstates for our benefit the past out of which we have come that it may function helpfully...
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The Reopening of the American Mind: On Skepticism and Constitutionalism

James W. Vice - 1998 - 274 páginas
...winds of heaven" (R: 109). People need something more than a "sense of present convenience" (R: 100). "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors" (R: 38). By "prejudice" Burke means "ancient opinions and rules of life"(R: 89). These substitute for...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. 1774 Reflections on the Revolutlon in France s the secret of success. History is more or less bunk. FORD Lena Guilbert 1870-1916 35 1775 Reflectlons on the Revolution in France Those who attempt to level never equalize. 1776 Reflections...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - 2000 - 397 páginas
...system 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...conservation, and a sure principle of transmission; . . . Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast as in...
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Allegories of Union in Irish and English Writing, 1790–1870: Politics ...

Mary Jean Corbett - 2000
...family, property, and civil society as immemorial and indissoluble.5 Burke's concern here is to furnish "a sure principle of conservation and a sure principle...without at all excluding a principle of improvement" (29); while he does not rule out political change and economic expansion, the two watchwords of the...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 páginas
...people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with. RB Sheridan, The Rivals, IV, i ( 1775) 19 People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France ( 1 790) 2ii And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard...
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Morals Under the Gun: The Cardinal Virtues, Military Ethics, and American ...

James H. Toner
...for moral tradition.25 Edmund Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France put it this way: "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." The historical amnesiac will invariably be a moral illiterate; that is, those who have not read history...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 páginas
...a. from dissections, Harvey: 1 ancestors: democracy makes every man forget his a., Tocqueville: 18 people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their a.. Burke, Edmund: 7 ancient: a. religion part of social order which embraces gods and men alike, Smith,...
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Political Theory and the Environment: A Reassessment

Mathew Humphrey - 2001 - 167 páginas
...yet escape'.' If we are to answer these questions, we need to turn to our past. As Burke remarked, 'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors' ]l973: 45]. Earlier historians of ideas attempted to trace the root-system of the modern mentalite....
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