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Edmund Burke

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

“Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

“Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.”

“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.”

“The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.”

“What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”

“There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.

“Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.”

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

“One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.”

“Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.”

“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”

“I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.”

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

–Edmund Burke

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