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The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.
What happens when good people are put into an evil place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate their past history and morality?
There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
Richard Le Gallienne
Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good.
The bad thing about being a famous comedian is that every now and then someone approaches me to tell an old joke. Don't tell me jokes - I have that. People also say the weirdest things, sometimes sarcastic things, and even evil things. They like to provoke to get a reaction.
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
I had seen the ballet of 'Swan Lake' as a child but it was as an adult, when I saw a production featuring Erik Bruhn, that I first noticed how significant a part the ever-present threat of violence played. This juxtaposition of great beauty and grace with a backdrop of pure evil stayed with me for years.
Walter Dean Myers
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, 'Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.'
Robert H. Schuller
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
The same sensations that you get in heavy metal are in horror movies. Heavy metal sounds evil and horror movies are evil, ha ha!
Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil disposed.
Unions are the result of profit seekers. Unions are the way the average guy gets even with evil corporateers. The unions are godsends. The unions have a special status, because they represent the rising up of the average man against the evil corporateers and profiteers.
Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the political view of the moment.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
There's good and evil going on. We have cops. We have robbers.
Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
I think God gives every one of us our own will, and unfortunately, some people choose to do evil things with it.
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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