Quotes: evil

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  • Abu Bakr
    Abu Bakr
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    Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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    Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
  • Comte de Lautréamont
    Comte de Lautréamont
    French poet born in Uruguay 1846-1870
    Comte de Lautréamont
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    Despair, feeding, as it always does, on phantasmagoria, is imperturbably leading literature to the rejection, en masse, of all divine and social laws, towards practical and theoretical evil.
  • Bram Cohen
    Bram Cohen
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    Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
    Aesop
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    Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
  • Adam Clarke
    Adam Clarke
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    Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
    Jean de la Fontaine
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    Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
  • Richard Cecil
    Richard Cecil
    British Evangelical Anglican priest 1748-1810
    Richard Cecil
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    Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
  • O. Sitwell
    O. Sitwell
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    Evil and ugliness are the same thing, and dullness is the mother of both.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.