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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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In Defense of Politics

Bernard Crick - 1993 - 272 sider
...responsibility to make a peace that would endure. ' It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do,' cried Burke, 'but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Is a political act the worse for being a generous one ? ' Also, it is hard not to think that the demand...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - 1994 - 363 sider
...sentences. "I am not determining a point of law; I am restoring tranquillity," he argued; therefore, "it is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do." 46 If, he continued, the Americans have violated the Declaratory Act, or some other law passed in its...
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Spirals of Suffering: Public Violence and Children

Brian Rock, Human Sciences Research Council - 1997 - 323 sider
...it tends to be in South Africa. What is important, as Edmund Burke says, is not "what a lawyer says I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do". In any event, to talk of "individual human rights" is a contradiction in terms: they must be one or...
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What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy

H. W. Brands, Henry William Brands - 1998 - 335 sider
...principle for principle's sake was the mark of folly rather than wisdom. Again Morgenthau turned to Burke: "The question with me is not whether you have a right...humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to do." Sixth, nations must avoid putting themselves in positions from which retreat entailed loss of prestige,...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - 2000 - 525 sider
...people, Burke concludes, is the history of liberty itself. So while urging a prudential wisdom — "The question with me is not, whether you have a right...whether it is not your interest to make them happy" — he now adds a practical corollary: "An Englishman is the unfittest person on earth to argue another...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 sider
...latitude reverse all jurisprudence: a meridian decides the truth. Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 294 (1670) H It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what...humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do. Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America (177 5) is Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli,...
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Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal ...

Melissa S. Williams - 2000 - 330 sider
...compact. As he said in relation to the issue of taxation in the American colonies, "The question ... is, not whether you have a right to render your people...miserable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy."43 It is now easier to see the ways in which Burkes corporate view of the nation includes an...
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Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation

Pauline H. Tesler - 2001 - 242 sider
...WITH A GOLDEN HOOK." ROMAN PROVERB "IF YOU WAIT, ALL THAT HAPPENS IS YOU GET OLDER." LARRY McMURTRY "IT IS NOT WHAT A LAWYER TELLS ME I MAY DO; BUT WHAT...HUMANITY, REASON AND JUSTICE TELL ME I OUGHT TO DO." EDMUND BURKE "NEGATIVE EVENTS DON'T HAVE TO BE RESPONDED TO NEGATIVELY." VIRGINIA SATIR "EVERY THOUGHT...
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The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-terrorism Bill

University of Toronto. Faculty of Law - 2001 - 499 sider
...Charter-Proof and Crime-Based Response to Terrorism KENT ROACH'" Faculty of Law University of Toronto It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason and justice tells me I ought to do ... I am not determining a point of law; I am restoring tranquillity ...1 ......
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Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston: A Guide to the Colonial, Provincial ...

Howard S. Andros - 2001 - 177 sider
...prohibiting them from fishing in North Atlantic waters. The question then, according to Sir Edmund Burke, was "not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not in your interest to make them happy." In the cold winter of 1775, old Liberty Tree, from whose branches...
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