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A disposition to preserve and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.




Edmund Burke, 1729-1797, Irish Orator & Member of the British Parliament, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790

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Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke
  • Born: January 12, 1729
  • Died: July 9, 1797
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Profession: Statesman

Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who after moving to London in 1750 served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party.

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