Evil prevails when good people do nothing

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  is attributed to Edmund Burke, an Irish political philosopher, Whig politician and statesman (1729-1797).  Searches have failed to find this exact quotation in Burke’s writings, but these Burke quotes seem appropriate.

“But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.”

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

The point is:

Not doing the right thing is not OK.  Making the wrong choices is not OK.  Ignoring injustice is wrong.  It is evil.  So make sure that the benefit of deception is worth the cost.  To the system.
Edmund Burke – Wikiquote

Edmund Burke – Wikipedia

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