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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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The Quarterly Review, Volume 168

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1889
...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...the passions of individuals should be subjected, but tbat even in the mass and body as well as in the individuals, the inclinations of men should frequently...
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Not the Law's Business?: An Examination of Homosexuality, Abortion ...

Gilbert Geis - Abortion - 1972 - 262 pages
...Burke with the following view : Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...by this wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned ... a sufficient restraint upon their passions. ... In this sense, the restraint on man, as well as...
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Not the Law's Business?: An Examination of Homosexuality, Abortion ...

Gilbert Geis - Crimes without victims - 1972 - 262 pages
...Burke with the following view : Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...by this wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned ... a sufficient restraint upon their passions. ... In this sense, the restraint on man, as well as...
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Nomination of Ernest W. Lefever: hearings before the Committee on Foreign ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1981 - 577 pages
...provided for by this wisdom. Among these wants is to he reckoned the want, ont of a civil society, of n sufficient restraint upon their passions. Society...that the passions of individuals should be subjected, hut that even in the mass and body, as well as in the individuals, the inclinations of men should frequently...
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Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality

Michael Walzer - Political Science - 2008 - 364 pages
...stake here when he wrote: "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." 28 It only has to be said that the wisdom in question is the wisdom not of a ruling class, as Burke...
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Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality

Michael Walzer - Political Science - 2008 - 364 pages
...stake here when he wrote: "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."28 It only has to be said that the wisdom in question is the wisdom not of a ruling class,...
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Die Wiederkehr der Klugheit: Edmund Burke und das Augustan Age

Detmar Doering - Classicism - 1990 - 312 pages
...Reflections so ausgedrückt: "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."3 Sich mit Veränderungen auseinanderzusetzen, ist für den Staatsmann unausweichlich, doch...
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Edmund Burke

Peter James Stanlis - 1967 - 129 pages
...writes in the Reflections. "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions. ... In this sense the restraints on men, as well as their liberties, are to be reckoned among their...
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A Christian Perspective on Political Thought

Stephen Charles Mott - Religion - 1993 - 352 pages
...and Limits of Politics, 195. "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" (Burke, 68 [his emphasis], cf. 69). 65. 'Burke, Thoughts and Details on Scarcity, 166. 66. Guroian,...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1992 - 520 pages
...Government— definition of 773 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, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund...
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