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Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
John Philpot Curran
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
William E. Gladstone
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
Pearl S. Buck
War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous. For example, if I have evil intent and I galvanize that evil intent with many others, the capacity to destroy is immense. Where goodness is the motive, unity is phenomenal and actually has some good issues to it.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Adlai E. Stevenson
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman
Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.
Pearl S. Buck
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.
Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom - the fear of God.
The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.
Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
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