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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1715
AUTHOR: Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION: [Society] is a partnership in all science, a partnership in all art, a partnership in every virtue and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
ATTRIBUTION: EDMUND BURKE,Reflections on the Revolution in France,” 1790, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 3, p. 359 (1899).