Tuesday, 20 January 2009
"It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss to the object, than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of a political benevolence. The world on the whole will gain by a liberty, without which virtue cannot exist."
Edmund Burke - (1729-1797)
Anglo-Irish statesman, orator and writer, the 'Father of Modern Conservatism'
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790