Quotation by Edmund Burke

In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute..
Edmund Burke (1729–97), Irish philosopher, statesman. Speech, at Bristol, prior to the 1780 election. Published in Works, vol. 2 (1899).
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