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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.

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Edmund Burke

British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)

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  • Anatoly Dvornichenko
    I think that a better translation for this quote in Russian is as follows: "Делая добро, мы обычно безучастные, вялые и медлительные; и как ни странно, боимся быть слишком правыми. Но дела злобы и несправедливости совершенно в другом стиле. Они доводятся до совершенства смелой, виртуозной рукой; к ним примешивается фактически дух тех яростных страстей, которые призывают всю нашу энергию, всякий раз, когда мы угнетаем и преследуем." 
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