A famous quote from Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Quoting another Anglo-Irishman, Oscar Wilde: "No good deed goes unpunished."
There is an old adage that "a wise man speaks because he has something to say; but a fool speaks because he has to say something
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run you missed the starting gun - Pink Floyd
“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal
sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism
is the equal sharing of misery.”
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
“If you serve power, power rewards you with respectability.
If you work to undermine power…you are reviled, imprisoned,
driven into the desert.”
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.