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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
British writer and poet 1840-1928
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
Sir Walter Raleigh
British courtier, writer 1552-1618
All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.