He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Stride Towards Freedom
Often paraphrased as "One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it."
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Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.

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