quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014


"Happiness... is to be found by virtue in all conditions, in which consists the true moral equality of mankind, and not in that monstrous fiction, which, by inspiring false ideas and expectations into men destined to travel in the obscure walk of laborious life, serves only to aggravate an imbitter that real inequality, which it can never remove; and which the order of civil life establishes as much for benefit of those whom it must leave in an humble state, as those whom it is able to exalt to a condition more splendid, but not more happy".

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the French Revolution, Penguin Classics, 2004, p. 124 [1790]

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