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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. "
The public and private life of His late...Majesty, George the Third ... - Page 79
by Robert Huish - 1821 - 724 pages
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Facts authentic, in science and religion: designed to illustrate a new tr ...

William Cowherd - 1818
...undermines the springs- of life. See No. 32. N ISBET^S School of Medicine, 3802. [Proo. xxiv. 21.] A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. BURKE, on the French Revolution, p. 47. 3803. [i'rur. xxv. 11.] A word fitly spoken is like oranges...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 21

British prose literature - 1821
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...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...
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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
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...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...
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A Discourse on the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson and ..., Volume 1

William Wirt - Presidents - 1826 - 69 pages
...wantonness of folly, may in an instant destroy it by removing a girdle of its bark. It has been said, that a spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views.* 'Perhaps this is pressing the reasoning too far. It is more often the result of a strong imagination...
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The Beauties of Burke: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1828 - 160 pages
...and moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, 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 to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. It cannot at this time...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - History - 1829
...not, according to the charity of those into whose hands it 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 to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. Burke. DCXXXVL Education...
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The works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1834
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...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...
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The Works of Edmund Burke: With a Memoir, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1835
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears tome to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...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...
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The Miscellaneous Writings: Literary, Critical, Juridical, and Political of ...

Joseph Story - Law - 1835 - 527 pages
...wantonness of folly, may in an instant destroy it by removing a girdle of its bark. It has been said, that a spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views.* Perhaps this is pressing the reasoning too far. It is more often the result of a strong imagination...
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