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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. "
Col. John Wise of England and Virginia (1617-1695): His Ancestors and ... - Page 9
by Jennings Cropper Wise - 1918 - 352 pages
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Maxims and Opinions: Moral, Political, and Economical, with ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1804
...INNOVATION. 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. * * * * It cannot at this time be too often repeated ; line upon line ; precept upon precept ; until...
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Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from ...

Edmund Burke - 1804
...INNOVATION. 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. i It cannot at this time be too often repeated ; line upon line ; precept upon precept ; until it comes...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1807
...and above it. 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. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of...
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An impartial history of Ireland from the period of the English ..., Volume 2

Dennis Taaffe - Ireland - 1810
...the picture. " 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. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of...
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Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in Certain ...

Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 pages
...above it. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish * i temper and confined views. 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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Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical, Volume 1

Edmond Burke - English literature - 1815
...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

British prose literature - 1821
...and above it. 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. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...and above it. 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. Besides the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of...
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The Beauties of Burke: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1828 - 160 pages
...INNOVATION. 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. 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 [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - History - 1829
...Sterne. DCXXXV. 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. DCXXXVL Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection, must...
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