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" Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. "
The Works of Edmund Burke - Page 81
by Edmund Burke - 1839
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

...everything they want everything. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned the want, our of civil sociery, of a sufficient restraint upon theit passions. Sociery requites not only that...
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Power, Authority, and the Anabaptist Tradition

Center for American Places - History - 2001 - 246 pages
...they have a right to everything. Government is rather to provide for human wants and restrain human passions. "Society requires not only that the passions...should be subjected, but that even in the mass and body . . . the inclinations of men should frequently be thwarted, their will controlled, and their passions...
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International Dictionary of Library Histories, Volume 1

David H. Stam - History - 2001 - 1053 pages
...Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651) Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. — Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) Archival Origins Governments and organized...
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Refractions of Violence

Martin Jay - History - 2003 - 228 pages
...with the counterclaim that "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint on their passions. ... In this sense the restraints on men, as well as on their liberties, are to be...
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Refractions of Violence

Martin Jay - History - 2003 - 228 pages
...with the counterclaim that "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...to be reckoned the want, out of civil society, of a sufftcient restraint on their passions. ... In this sense the restraints on men, as well as on their...
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Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture ...

Jon Mee - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 320 pages
...of the Constitution and the Church, neither of which ought lightly to be tampered with by reformers: Society requires not only that the passions of individuals...but that even in the mass and body, as well as in individuals, the inclinations of men should frequently be thwarted, their will controlled, and their...
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Public Choice III

Dennis C. Mueller - Business & Economics - 2003 - 768 pages
...(Italics in original) David Hume Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. (Italics in original) Edmund Burke 2.1 Public goods and prisoners' dilemmas Probably the most important...
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The Public Intellectual: Between Philosophy and Politics

Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M. Richard Zinman, Michigan State University. Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy - Social Science - 2003 - 265 pages
...But since "government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants," among which is "the want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions," men cannot have everything. It is a prerequisite for society that "the inclinations of men should frequently...
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Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders

Steven P. Sondrup, Virgil Nemoianu, Gerald Gillespie - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 477 pages
...thing they want every thing. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...passions. Society requires not only that the passions of the individuals should be subjected, but that even in the mass and body as well as in the individuals,...
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2005 MBA入学考试英语阅读理解精粹200篇

English language - 2004 - 423 pages
...everything,men want everything. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wis dom. Among these wants is to be reckoned the want,out of civil society,of a sufficient re straint...
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