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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729– 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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    The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
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    A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
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