Quotes: evil

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  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Family... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
  • Annie Besant
    Annie Besant
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    For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded.
  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    Irish novelist 1888-1957
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    For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul.
  • Louis Bernieres
    Louis Bernieres
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    God is an oppressor, He is incapable of human sympathy; behind a smiling face He hides an evil heart.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
  • Plautus
    Plautus
    Roman comic poet BC 254-184
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    Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.