Re: ot: spam (was RE: Text Munger (#76))


#1

Dave B. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid]:

Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei

zum Ungeheuer

wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund

auch in dich hinein.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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


#2

On Apr 22, 2006, at 1:18 AM, Peña, Botp wrote:

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

“A witty saying proves nothing.” - Voltaire


#3

Logan C. wrote:

“A witty saying proves nothing.” - Voltaire

Voltaire was French.

Dave


#4

Logan C. wrote:

On Apr 22, 2006, at 1:18 AM, Peña, Botp wrote:

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

“A witty saying proves nothing.” - Voltaire

Well, Voltaire certainly understood irony.


#5

“Peña, Botp” removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

Dave B. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid]:

Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei

zum Ungeheuer

wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund

auch in dich hinein.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Or was it: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men
to do nothing”, or maybe “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing”, or “All that is necessary for evil to
triumph is for enough good men to do nothing”, or even “The only thing
that has to happen in this world for evil to triumph is for good men
to do nothing”?

Two great essays by Martin Porter:

http://www.tartarus.org/martin/essays/burkequote.html
http://www.tartarus.org/martin/essays/burkequote2.html

(Sorry for late reply.)

Steve