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Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.
The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
Evil is whatever distracts.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.
War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world.
Emile M. Cioran
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what's evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We're less sure about what is good. There's sort of good, good enough, could be better - but absolute good is a little harder to define.
When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
We're living in a fearful time. Since 9/11 people have become more afraid than before, because of terrorism. There's a lot of confusion about evil, where it's all coming from.
I've never doubted that apartheid - because it was of itself fundamentally, intrinsically evil - was going to bite the dust eventually.
When you think of the sort of things that happen when a genocide happens, it's again not people who are intrinsically evil.
An evil life is a kind of death.
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
John Stuart Mill
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
I've learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be.
Charles Van Doren
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Adlai E. Stevenson
The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
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