Poverty is only contemptible when it is felt to be so. Doubtless the best way to make our poverty respectable is to seem never to feel it as an evil.
They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evil they fear.
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.
The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.
The problem of evil...Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.
Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection
It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
Today evil spirits are seen as negativity which floats around the Earth in large quantities.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.