Quotations On Opposing Evil



“He who does not oppose evil……commands it to be done.”

                                                                         Leonardo Da Vinci

NPG 655; Edmund Burke studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds

studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds, oil on canvas, (1767-1769)

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

                                                                      Edmund Burke


“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

                                                                 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


“The oppression of people anywhere is an injustice to all of humanity, and it must be opposed. We need to speak out and have our voices be heard. This is not a time for silence.”

                                                                    Charles F. French

36 thoughts on “Quotations On Opposing Evil

  1. These are good quotes. But, in this tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, no one comes out looking good. Not the US, not the UK, not the rest of NATO, not Russia, not China and most certainly not my country, India

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  2. Half of our beloved democracy , ( including the once credible GOP) cannot even stand up against the tyranny of a former disgraced president who refers to an insane dictator as a genius . Putins actions should be a lesson but Trump followers and white supremest media like Fox News bow to these criminals and conspire to overthrow our government. We have a lot to be concerned with in our own democracy.

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  3. ‘St Augustin said: “An unjust law is no law at all” which means I have a right, even a duty, to resist with violence or civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter.’ James Farmer Jr., character, based on real person, who attended Wiley College in the late 1930s ( from the movie, “The Great Debaters”) I tend to believe conflicts via force and wars tend to carry the same duties/rights – too

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