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Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
E. M. Forster
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.
I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.
James Russell Lowell
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
Simone de Beauvoir
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.
Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
Susan B. Anthony
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
Mary Todd Lincoln
So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
There are people that really live by doing the right thing, but I don't know what that is, I'm really curious about that. I'm really curious about what people think they're doing when they're doing something evil, casually. I think it's really interesting, that we benefit from suffering so much, and we excuse ourselves from it.
Louis C. K.
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.
Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
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.
He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
There is no greater evil than anarchy.
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