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"The cause of the French people is that of all Europe, or rather that of the whole world." (Preface to the French Edition, 6)

"I write now for the world at large." (Preface to the Abridged Edition, 9)

"Lay then the axe to the root, and teach governments humanity." (Rights of Man, 29)

"The Mosaic account of the creation, whether taken as divine authority, or merely historical, is full to this point, the unity or equality of man. The expressions admit of no controversy." (Rights of Man, 38)

"As Mr. Burke has not written on constitutions, so neither has he written on the French revolution." (Rights of Man, 62)

"May this great monument raised to Liberty, serve as a lesson to the oppressor, and an example to the oppressed!" (Observations on the Declaration of Rights, 83)

"He [Burke] writes neither in the character of a Frenchman nor an Englishman, but in the fawning character of...

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