Quotes: evil

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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
  • 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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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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.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    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
    Scott Alexander
    American professional baseball pitcher 1989-
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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.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    An evil life is a kind of death.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
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