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The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
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
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
As a child, I was as intrigued by the Evil Queen as I was charmed by Snow White.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
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.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
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 Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
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.
I think it's been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.
P. J. O'Rourke
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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