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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1417
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION:Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement. No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity. The cause of civil liberty and civil government gains as little as that of religion by this confusion of duties. Those who quit their proper character to assume what does not belong to them are, for the greater part, ignorant both of the character they leave and of the character they assume.
ATTRIBUTION:EDMUND BURKE,Reflections on the Revolution in France,” 1790, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 3, p. 246 (1899).
SUBJECTS:Politics
 
 
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