Edmund Burke

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. - Edmund Burke

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. - Edmund Burke

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backwards to their ancestors. - Edmund Burke

Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial. - Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke