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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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Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology

W. Wesley McDonald - Political Science - 2004 - 243 pages
...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 for by this wisdom."37 What, then, are the real rights of men, according to Burke? They are derived from long usage...
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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - Political Science - 191 pages
...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...society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions. . . . This can only be done by a power out of themselves: and not, in the exercise of its function,...
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A New Vision of History

R. N. Vyas - Historiography - 2005 - 240 pages
...in the words of Edmund Burke "Government is contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom." Thomas Paine seems to be right when he declares that government is 'a necessary evil'. We should not...
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Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History

John P. Diggins - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 493 pages
...everything is government itself. "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 argued that a government is based upon consent of the people, its power derived from a power...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 588 pages
...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 for by ibis wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned the want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 588 pages
...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 for by ibis wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned the want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint...
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