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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.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
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.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
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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