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In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil. Evil doesn't drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.
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
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling.
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Evil is whatever distracts.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.
It's a well-known fact that tall people are evil.
I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want.
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
Claus von Stauffenberg
Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs - Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It's kind of a secret. People say to us, 'Why did you get that?' And we say, 'No reason.'
Every time I hear someone making ignorant comments about the supposed 'evils' of homosexuality, I think about the true evil of the high suicide rates among gay and lesbian teens.
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
Most of us grew up with video games in the household, either the original Nintendo in the living room or hoarding quarters for that trip to the arcade. And as time moves on, that line of nostalgia will keep moving forward where 'Frogger' gets replaced with 'Street Fighter 2' or 'Resident Evil 4.'
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves. And all of us face cares and troubles in this life. The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things, at the expense of neglecting Christ.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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