A Few Burke* Quotes

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who could do only a little.”**

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”***

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

“Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.”

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* Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

** Reminds one of the famous Margaret Mead quote.

*** But when the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry asks you to do something, humanity, reason and justice are talking as well.

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