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6087a044557d6b59ab52e7dd20f94da8?d=identicon&s=25 Peña, Botp (Guest)
on 2006-04-22 07:21
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Dave Burt [mailto:dave@burt.id.au]:

# 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
E34b5cae57e0dd170114dba444e37852?d=identicon&s=25 Logan Capaldo (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 19:20
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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
0b561a629b87f0bbf71b45ee5a48febb?d=identicon&s=25 Dave Burt (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 23:16
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Logan Capaldo wrote:
> "A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire

Voltaire was French.

Dave
Bc6d88907ce09158581fbb9b469a35a3?d=identicon&s=25 James Britt (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 23:40
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Logan Capaldo 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.
Bf1e672f5e54581db4e6d45b7030d286?d=identicon&s=25 Steven Lumos (Guest)
on 2006-05-03 19:00
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"Peña, Botp" <botp@delmonte-phil.com> writes:
> Dave Burt [mailto:dave@burt.id.au]:
>
> # 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
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