Posted by Brian from Shawnee on June 26, 2004
In Reply to: Gods protect us posted by ESC on June 26, 2004
: : : : Some years ago-on a "Paladin" TV program, Paladin, Richard Boone, said "May the gods protect us from the deeds men do in the name of good." (or something to that effect). Then to the best of my recollection he added: "Herodotus, second essay." I have looked for years for this quote. Does anyone know anything about this? Did Herodotus ever write such an essay? Second History, maybe, but I cannot find it.
: : : : Thanks,
: : : : Bill
: : : I am looking for the quote. Just wanted to say I loved that show:
: : : "Ballad of Paladin" by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe
: : : Performed by Johnny Western
: : : Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.
: : : A knight without armor in a savage land.
: : : His fast gun for hire head's the calling wind.
: : : A soldier of fotune is the man called Paladin.
: : : Paladin, Paladin Where do you roam?
: : : Paladin, Paladin, Far, far from home.
: : : He travels on to wherever he must;
: : : A chess knight of silver is his badge of trust.
: : : There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin
: : : Of the man with the gun,
: : : of the man called Pa-l-l-l-l-a-din.
: : A modern equivalent of "evil done in the name of good" is "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". Sorry, I just saw that favorite jest of Reagan's recently and I thought I'd share it.
: I've looked in Bartlett's and an Oxford quote book without luck. Still looking.
There are a few websites that quote an Arthur C. Adams saying "We need not fear those who do evil in the name of evil, but Heaven protect us from those who do evil in the name of good." But they don't give a date or say who Arthur C. Adams is or was. Another site or two quotes a line similar to this one, from the Paladin TV show.