All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” It is often mis-attributed to Edmund Burke. Zendam reports: There is no record that Burke said this. The quotation became popular after John F. Kennedy began using it in speeches but after careful research by many persons, no source could be found. Bartlett's discontinued attributing the saying to Burke. Check this previous post: http://forum.quoteland.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=586192041&f=099191541&m=4361979516&r=9991969516#9991969516
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)
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"the gypsies were the first to be taken by the nazis, and noone spoke for them to defend them. then the nazis began to kill the jews, but noone cared either. then the nazis came for me, by then there was nobody left to speak for me." does anybody know this paraphrased quote. i seem to vaguely recall the "me" in the quote was a frenchman speaking to a American GI during WWII. Waiting, nonemjet.
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