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

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Source Notes: Source: Attributed to EDMUND BURKE, but never found in his works. It may be a paraphrase of Burkes view that When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle .Bartletts Familiar Quotations, 15th ed., p. ix .See also No. 565.

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The Right Honourable Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729 July 9, 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator and political philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is chiefly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the struggle against King George III that led to the American Revolution, as well as for his strong opposition to the French Revolution. The latter made Burke one of the leading figures within the conservative faction of the Whig party (which he dubbed the "Old Whigs"), in opposition to the pro-revolutionary "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox. Burke also published philosophical work on aesthetics and founded the Annual Register, a political review. In his day he was considered one of the finest parliamentary orators in Britain.

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