The Triumph Of Evil: Burke


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

Sir Edmund Burke (1729-97)

This quotation is usually attributed to Burke but it cannot be found in any of his works. Although the three ‘wise’ monkeys who hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil are often held up as paragons of virtue, they are of no use whatever in preventing the triumph of evil. Give me a (wo)man of action any day of the week!

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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