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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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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 páginas
...institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man. On the Army f'stimatei. Vol Hi. p. 221. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. Hi. p. 274. You had that action and counteraction which,...
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Bulletin of Information

State Historical Society of Iowa - 1904
...public spirit, unless it has a strong and active historical society. We must surely agree with Burke — "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors". Public spirit in any State depends very much upon pride in its past, and no better means has been found...
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Edmund Burke, Apostle of Justice and Liberty

T. Dundas Pillans - 1905 - 199 páginas
...wisdom without reflec" tion, and above it. A spirit of innovation is " generally the result of a selfish temper and confined " views. People will not look...transmission, " without at all excluding a principle of improve" ment. It leaves acquisition free; but it secures " what it acquires. Whatever advantages are...
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The Genealogy of the Pendarvis-Bedon Families of South Carolina, 1670-1900 ...

1905 - 221 páginas
...careful study of them by those who are at interest will be profitable. JAMES BAKNWXLL UEYWABD. "Pcople will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their aneestors." С¡ENEKATIOX I. JOSEPH PENDARVIS s X,,. I), tho Carolina pionce r, left no record, as...
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Hinsdale Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield ...

Herbert Cornelius Andrews - 1906 - 497 páginas
...virtue from your father, ripe, will fall; Study illustrious him, and you have all. — BEN JONSON. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. — EDMUND BURKE. EDITOR'S PREFACE. For many years the Hon. Sanford C. Hinsdale of Denver, Colo., was...
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The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English ...

Lawrence Van Alstyne, Charles Burr Ogden - 1907 - 531 páginas
...received from his forefathers. He should be enthused by a study of the past, for, as Burke remarks: "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors." There is much fascination in the tracing back of ancestral lines, in spite of the many discouragements...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 páginas
...Uethscmane. — K. É. Chapín. INNOVATION. -A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish mes whereveryou please, and the man who has no faith...religion is the one who hath faith in a nightmare and gho — Burke. It will always do to change for the better. Thomson. IN NS. INSENSIBILITY. The ridiculous...
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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - 1908 - 781 páginas
...wisdom without reflection and above it. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward...posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. . . . The French Would it not, my worthy friend, have been wiser to have ^"k1dkfT you thought, what...
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The Early History of the Tories: From the Accession of Charles the Second to ...

Clement Boulton Roylance Kent - 1908 - 481 páginas
...people of England well know, that the idea of an inheritance furnished a sure principle of conservatism, and a sure principle of transmission, without at all excluding a principle of improvement.' Such a principle of inheritance and transmission, he goes on to say, corresponds to that ' mysterious...
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Selections of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 1909 - 443 páginas
...People will not look forward to posterlly, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, foe people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance...furnishes a sure principle of conservation, and a sure Pf inciple of transmission ; without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition...
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