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" Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. "
Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks - Page 176
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Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution, 1773-1776

Peter David Garner Thomas - History - 1991 - 357 pages
...would sound 'wild and chimerical to ... vulgar and mechanical politicans. . . . Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together.' Burke's vision of an empire in which the colonies were freely associated with Britain found little...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke, Ian Harris - History - 1993 - 328 pages
...men as I have mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth every thing, and all in all. 126 Magnanimity in politicks is not seldom the truest...station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America, with the old warning of the church, Sursum corda! 121 we ought to elevate...
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The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785

Don Cook - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...not upon what it is avowed to be." Then he added lines that ring in history: "Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great Empire and little minds go ill together." Franklin's voyage home was a long one. He used the early part of the trip to write a lengthy journal...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1997 - 702 pages
...mentioned have no substantial existence, are in truth everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire...station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America with the old warning of the Church, Sursum corda! We ought to elevate...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...BRITTAIN, (1896-1970) British author, pacifist. The Rebel Passion, ch. 1 (1964). 5 Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. EDMUND BURKE, (1729-1797) Irish philosopher, statesman. Speech on Conciliation with America: The Thirteen...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 pages
...mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth everything and all in all. Magnanimity in polities is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire...situation, and glow with zeal to fill our place as hecomes our station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceeding on America with...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...mentioned have no substantial existence, are in truth everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire...conscious of our situation, and glow with zeal to fill our places as becomes our station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America...
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The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History

Simon Hall - History - 1999 - 384 pages
...losses and the battle was a moral victory for the American rebels. lmage Select Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. EDMUND BURKE speech on conciliation with America. 1775 Burgh is also an Anglo-Saxon term for a fortified...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - History - 1999 - 396 pages
...the direct authority to do so. The bill failed to pass. Voices of Liberty "Magnanimity in politics it not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together." —Edmund Burke, speech to the House of Commons, urging reconciliation with the colonies, March 22,...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - History - 2000 - 525 pages
...constitution. My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from 33 Paradise Lost 4.96-97. common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges,...conscious of our situation, and glow with zeal to fill our places as becomes our station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our publick proceedings on America,...
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