Quote of the day

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. –    Edmund Burke who was born on this day in 1729.

He also said:

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

And:

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

And:

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

And:

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

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