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But a good patriot, and a true politician, always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition, to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.Burke, Edmund
Source: EDMUND BURKE, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 3, p. 440 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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