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" We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of... "
The Contemporary Review - Page 82
1879
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Edmund Burke and the Natural Law

Peter James Stanlis - 2015 - 311 pages
...their own." "He is an illfurnished undertaker who has no machinery but his own hands to work with." "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general...
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The Liberty Option

Tibor R. Machan - Political Science - 2003 - 97 pages
...Indeed, we can trace this conception all the way back to Plato. Consider Edmund Burke who proposed that, 'We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Love and Friendship: Rethinking Politics and Affection in Modern Times

Eduardo A. Velásquez - Political Science - 2003 - 637 pages
...weak and prone to error, and therefore not exclusively to be relied upon. As he was to write in 1790, "we are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would be better to avail themselves of the...
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Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology

W. Wesley McDonald - Political Science - 2004 - 243 pages
...pure reason." Hence, man must often rely on this body of ancestral wisdom because, as Burke told us, "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Good Citizenship in America

David M. Ricci - History - 2004 - 313 pages
...(Cambridge: Belknap, 1991), pp. 11-41. 117 See his Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 99: "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders

Steven P. Sondrup, Virgil Nemoianu, Gerald Gillespie - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 477 pages
...the longer they have lasted, and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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A Manual of Ethics

John S. Mackenzie - Philosophy - 2005 - 472 pages
...rnake it better. His meaning is similar to that of Burke {Reflections OH the Revolution in France) : " We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...stock of reason ; because we suspect that the stock fa each man to small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank...
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The Morality of Laughter

F. H. Buckley - Law - 2003 - 240 pages
...as opposed to reason. As a motive to action, prejudice offers a surer guide than reason, said Burke. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would be better to avail themselves of the...
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The Work and the Gift

Scott Cutler Shershow - Business & Economics - 2005 - 263 pages
...Burke, from a passage defending the value of "received opinion" as "an essential adjunct to reason": "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 247 pages
...historical jurisprudence rests on simple prudence. According to Burke, the English are right to be "afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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