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To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
'Downton' is one of the best jobs in the world, and I'm looking forward to the next series for Maggie Smith's wicked sense of humour.
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
T. S. Eliot
You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Nashville is wicked. It's like a proper music community, but it's also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you 'boy.' I just love that.
Jane was my wicked stepmother: she was generous, affectionate and resourceful; she salvaged my schooling and I owe her an unknowable debt for that. One flaw: sometimes, early on, she would tell me things designed to make me think less of my mother, and I would wave her away, saying, 'Jane, this just backfires and makes me think less of you.'
Nothing is so good that impious and sacrilegious and wicked people cannot contort its proper benefit into evil.
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Joseph de Maistre
I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
I once wrote that anybody who believes the world is only 6,000 years old is either ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked.
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
Miguel de Cervantes
Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
W. H. Auden
We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.
I had a father and mother, who were devout and feared God. Our Lord also helped me with His grace. All this would have been enough to make me good, if I had not been so wicked.
Saint Teresa of Avila
When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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