segunda-feira, março 07, 2005

A propósito

de João Carlos Espada aqui fica esta citação retirada da página do IEP/UCP:

"To be bred in a place of estimation; to see nothing low and sordid from one’ s infancy; to be taught to respect one’s self; to be habituated to the censorial inspection of the public eye;(...) to have leisure to read, to reflect, to converse; (...) to be taught to despise danger in the pursuit of honor and duty; (...) to possess the virtues of diligence, order, constancy, and regularity, and to have cultivated an habitual regard to commutative justice: these are the circumstances of men that form what I should call a natural aristocracy."

Edmund Burke, 1791