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Edmund Burke


"Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security."

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Attribution: Reflections on the Revolution in France. This was written immediately after the French Revolution. Burke questions the motives of the revolutionaries and warns against pulling down all that is good in society, along with the bad.

Date: 1790

Edmund Burke


Influential British political writer and statesman. Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland.



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