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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. "
Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine - Сторінка 169
редактори - 1847
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Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft

Diane Jacobs - 2001 - 336 стор.
...entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity. ... A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. 38 Reflections predicts with uncanny accuracy the course of the French Revolution. And it has endured...
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Conservatism: Dream and Reality: Dream and Reality

Robert A. Nisbet - 1986 - 118 стор.
...those who are to be born. An almost equally celebrated line in Burke, also from the Reflections, is: 'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' Clearly, from Burke's point of view, the present is not free, as so much rationalist thought had been...
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Political Theory and the Environment: A Reassessment

Mathew Humphrey - 2001 - 167 стор.
...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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Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Jed Rubenfeld - 2008 - 272 стор.
...present unknowingly forswore the future as well. There was truth in Burke's observation that "[pjeople will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." 54 But Tocqueville captured this truth better. In a well-known passage, Democracy in America expresses...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - 2001 - 493 стор.
...privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection; or rather the happy...posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of...
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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 стор.
...to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to posterity ... This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection; or rather the happy...nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it ... >8 7.7 With those two phrases we reach the deepest waters of British constitutional psychology....
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - 2002 - 413 стор.
...Burke was still admonishing his contemporaries to respect "the wisdom of ages," reminding them that "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors," and that "the sole authority" of constitutional law "is that it has existed time out of mind." Just...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 стор.
...treasure to descendants." — Plato "Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors." — Emerson "Men will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." — Edmund Burke "Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name." — Lucan "It is indeed...
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Africanity Redefined, Том 1

Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui, Ricardo René Laremont - 2002 - 225 стор.
...move. Political prudence, according to Burke, requires political sensitivity to history. As he put it, "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."4 British political culture is a reflection in part of this broad political philosophy....
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The Public Intellectual: Between Philosophy and Politics

Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M. Richard Zinman, Michigan State University. Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy - 2003 - 265 стор.
...depiction of the Glorious Revolution he regarded as "the result of profound reflection" or, rather, as "the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." In his judgment, a spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views....
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