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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 ... - Page 35
by Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 pages
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Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1804
...secured against their return. INNOVATION. 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. i It cannot at this time be too often repeated ; line upon line ; precept upon precept ; until it comes...
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Maxims and Opinions: Moral, Political, and Economical, with Characters from ...

Edmund Burke - 1804
...secured against their return. INNOVATION. 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. * * * * It cannot at this time be too often repeated ; line upon line ; precept upon precept ; until...
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Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical, Volume 1

Edmond Burke - 1815
...their return. INNOVATION. A SPIRIT of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper anijl confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. It cannot at this time be too often repeated ; line upon line ; precept upon precept ; until it comes...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 21

1821
...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...and a sure principle of transmission; without at all exclnding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition free ; but it secures what it acquires....
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The Beauties of Burke: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Edmund Burke - 1828 - 160 pages
...like children we must cry on. INNOVATION. 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. It cannot at this time be too often repeated, line upon line, precept upon precept, until it comes...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pages
...shall happen to fall.— Sterne. DCXXXV. 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. — Burke. DCXXXVL Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection, must...
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The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 1

1831
...their destruction is determined upon. " 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 back to their ancestors. Fines and recoveries, like a power once gained in mechanies, may be applied...
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The Works of Edmund Burke: With a Memoir

Edmund Burke - 1834
...wisdom without reflection, and above it. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish U secures what it acquires. Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims,...
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The works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1834
...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...ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, ti w. and M. that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation, and a sure principle...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...and cunning ones.—Chesterfield. 821. 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.—Burke. 822. good company, and reflection, must finish him.— Locke. Education begins...
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