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Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.

Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
Evil is a moral entity and not a created one, an eternal and not a perishable entity: it existed before the world; it constituted the monstrous, the execrable being who was also to fashion such a hideous world. It will hence exist after the creatures which people this world.
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
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.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.
The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
Satan is neither omnipotent nor free to do everything he pleases. Prince of the world he may be, but the Prince of Peace has come and dealt him a death blow.

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