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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:507
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION:What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes, you must first possess the means of knowing the fitness of your man; and then you must retain some hold upon him by personal obligation or dependence.
ATTRIBUTION:EDMUND BURKE,Reflections on the Revolution in France,” 1790, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 3, p. 483 (1899).
SUBJECTS:Elections
 
 
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