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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [Merchant Of Venice]
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
There's small choice in rotten apples.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Evil spelled backward is live.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even -- if you will -- eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.
Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
The devil is the author of confusion.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
The face of evil is always the face of total need.

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