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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4428
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
QUOTATION:You can never plan the future by the past. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to a Member of the National Assembly. Vol. iv. p. 55.
 
Note 1.
I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.—Patrick Henry: Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775. [back]
 

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