Quotes: evil

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.

  • Buddha
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    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.

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    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.

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.

  • Scott Alexander
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    All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.

  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
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    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.

  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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