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Quotation by Edmund Burke
Manners are of more importance than laws.... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
Edmund Burke (1729–1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Letters on a Regicide Peace, letter 1 (1796).
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