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" The question with me is not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. "
FREE GOVERNMENT IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA: - Side 570
av S.M. JOHNSON. - 1864
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Edmund Burke's Speech in the House of Commons, March 22, 1775 on Moving His ...

Edmund Burke - 1897 - 97 sider
...whole have sunk." I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in 5 such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Is a politic 10 act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper but that which is made from your...
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Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - 1897 - 152 sider
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is not whether you have a right...whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It 25 is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to...
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Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - 1897 - 152 sider
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is not whether you have a right...whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It 25 is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to...
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Annales de Bretagne

1901
...righl to render your people misérable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy. Il is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me 1 ought to do. 1s a politic act thé worse for being a generous one! 1s no concession proper, but that...
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DHEW Publication No. (OE).

1976
...parties concerned and to avoid insistence on questions of right. The real issue, Burke declared was, 'not whether you have a right to render your people...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.' He rightly insisted, that the ordinary commercial intercourse between Britain and the colonies fostered...
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The Morality of Consent

Alexander M. Bickel - 1975 - 156 sider
...said Burke to the government of King George III in his second speech on conciliation with America, "what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do." The fact is that no measures of pervasive application can or should rest on narrow majorities. These...
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The Age of Liberty: Sweden 1719-1772

Michael Roberts - 2003 - 244 sider
...question of expediency, still debatable. Half a century later Burke would be reminding his hearers that, 'It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me that I ought to do'; and that was a consideration which was - usually - kept in mind. So much so, that...
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The Transatlantic Persuasion: The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of ...

Robert Lloyd Kelley - 1990 - 433 sider
...204-5. emotion and the itch to assert a "rightful" power. "The question with me is," he said in 1775, "not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not in your interest to make them happy."2 To those who argued that the colonists were committing a criminal...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - 1993 - 328 sider
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...whether it is not your interest to make them happy? Is it not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, I ought...
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Edmund Burke and the Discourse of Virtue

Stephen H. Browne - 1993 - 143 sider
...but not abstractly, concretely but not pedantically. Burke can now claim without inconsistency that it "is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do." Here the appeal to circumstances and principled response conflates motives to honor and expedience,...
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