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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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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - 1978 - 191 стор.
...more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in one hundred years. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper." The logic of formulas can predict how dead chemicals will act but not how living humans will act. Therefore,...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - 1963 - 585 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...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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Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau

John Farrell - 2006 - 341 стор.
...correspondence and symmetry with the order of the world," a mechanism both providential and natural, "the result of profound reflection, or rather the...nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it."52 Burke's providential piety has warmth, sentimentality, patriotic fervor, and urgency, all qualities...
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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 394 стор.
...his Reflections on the Revolution in France that 'A spirit of innovation is generally the result of selfish temper and confined views. People will not...posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors'; and he argues for hereditary monarchy, inherited wealth, and organic notions of continuity. See Conor...
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Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations

Edward A. Page - 2007 - 304 стор.
...environmental and human resources in the absence of reciprocity. Again, a remark from Burke is apposite: People will not look forward to 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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Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature

Northrop Frye - 2006 - 494 стор.
...Event, ed. Conor Cruise O'Brien (London: Penguin, 1968; orig. pub. 1790). See, for example, pp. 119-21: "People will not look forward to 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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 стор.
...change is without the means of its conservation. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 14 0 Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 15 To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little...
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Level Playing Field, A: School Finance in the Northeast

Jane Fowler Morse - 2012 - 365 стор.
...sense to him than Thomas Paine's call for a revolution every generation if necessary. In Burke's view, "A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper, and confined views."6' People who attempt it are "confounded by the complication of distempered passions, their...
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Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison

Stephen L. Elkin - 2006 - 413 стор.
...Rationalism, 58. 32. Edmund Burke, who thought about this matter a good deal, commented that "[pjeople will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." Reflections on the Revolution in France, 119. 33. See Bromwich, Choice of Inheritance, 43-78. 34. The...
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Communities of Memory: On Witness, Identity, and Justice

William James Booth - 2006 - 247 стор.
...of his will in the future. That, as I have suggested, is the insight underlying Burke's remark that "people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."10 Resistance to memory comes not just from a certain presentism but also, in a number of...
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