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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. "
Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application - Page 130
by Adams Sherman Hill - 1878 - 317 pages
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Reference - 2000 - 218 pages
...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 - Political Science - 2000 - 330 pages
...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 - Law - 2001 - 242 pages
...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 - Political Science - 2001 - 499 pages
...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 - Architecture - 2001 - 177 pages
...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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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries

Kenneth T. Jackson, David S. Dunbar - History - 2002 - 994 pages
...principles stressed by Edmund Burke on "American Taxation": "It is not what a lawyer tells me I may, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to do." In the future the people will determine what law and interpretations of police power are fitted for...
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Justify the Means

Madison McGraw - Fiction - 2003 - 160 pages
...finding the same caliber gun in your best friend's closet that was used in the murder of a pedophile. 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 Whistle Stop park is located off of a somewhat busy street during the day but at night,...
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The National Interest on International Law and Order

R. James Woolsey - Political Science - 288 pages
...remember Edmund Burke's admonition to the British government in its dealings with the American colonies: "It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason and justice tell me should do. Is a political act the worse for being a generous one?" And in standing on their legal rights,...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 247 pages
...in his great Speech on Conciliation he would restate this position with antithetical incisiveness: "The question with me is, not whether you have a right...humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, I ought to do." That was the basis on which he would advocate concessions until well after the Americans had declared...
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Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - History - 2005 - 236 pages
...me is not whether you have a right i Sjmelt on American Taxanon to render your people miserable, tut whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It Is not what a lawyer tell sine I -may do, tat what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. ... I am not determining...
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