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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
  • Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
  • Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    A criminal becomes a popular figure because he unburdens in no small degree the consciences of his fellow man, for now they know once more where evil is to be found.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    A good thing which prevents us from enjoying a greater good is in truth an evil.
  • 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.
  • Bodhidharma
    Bodhidharma
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    According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
  • 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.
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