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Louis Brandeis – Invasion of liberty by evil-minded rulers

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Louis BrandeisExperience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Brandeis   (1856-1941)

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John Adams – Innocence be protected

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John AdamsIt is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, ‘whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,’ and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.

John Adams   (1735-1826)

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Blaise Pascal – We learn more from the sight of evil

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Blaise PascalWe sometimes learn more from the sight of evil than from an example of good; and it is well to accustom ourselves to profit by the evil which is so common, while that which is good is so rare.

Blaise Pascal  

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Bhartrhari – The friendships between good and evil men

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The friendships formed between good and evil men differ. The friendship of the good, at first faint like the morning light, continually increases; the friendship of the evil at the very beginning is like the light of midday, and dies away like the light of evening.

Bhartrhari   (450-510)

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Bill Bernbach – Energetic displaces the passive

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In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.

Bill Bernbach   (1911-1982)

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Haile Selassie – For evil to triumph

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Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie  

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