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Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) born on
Jan 12
English statesman, orator. He was a prominent political thinker in public life from 1765-1795 who was much admired by American conservatives.
         
   
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To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

R
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
A
Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.
N
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
K
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
N: "First Speech on Conciliation with America: On American Taxation," speech, 19 Apr 1774.
K: "Reflections on the Revolution in France," 1790.
   


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