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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4427
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
QUOTATION:To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be a king. However, a political executive magistracy, though merely such, is a great trust. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. p. 497.
 
Note 1.
See Appendix, Quotation 45. [back]
 

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