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Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
You can compromise between good, better, and best, and you can compromise between bad and worse and terrible. But you can't compromise between good and evil. And now people look at the other side as a completely different kind of animal and say, 'They are taking the country down the road to purgatory.' It's complete intolerance.
It is not true that good can only follow from good and evil only from evil, but that often the opposite is true.
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
I think that fiction is an excellent place for us to struggle with questions of good and evil, and humanity and inhumanity.
Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.
I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.
Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding of man's capacity for evil.
More than anything, there are more images in evil. Evil is based far more on the visual, whereas good has no good images at all.
Lars von Trier
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
Henry Ward Beecher
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
There are two great forces, God's force of good and the devil's force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don't understand.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
I can't explain 9/11, except the evil of man.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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