Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless
A baseball manager is a necessary evil
My activism really is for myself, because I see places in the world where I feel I should be. If there is something really bad, really evil, happening somewhere, then that is where I should be. I need, for myself, to feel that I have stood there. It feels a lot better than just watching it on television.
Tigers, lions, elephants, bears,Snakes and all forms of enemies,The guardians of the hell worlds,Evil spirits and cannibals
Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.
Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived
I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.
There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?
Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon [i.e. the atomic bomb] makes its very existence and the knowledge of its construction a danger to humanity as a whole. It is necessarily an evil thing considered in any light. For these reasons, we believe it important for the President of the United States to tell the American public and the world what we think is wrong on fundamental ethical principles to initiate the development of such a weapon.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Idleness and lack of occupation tend -- nay are dragged -- towards evil
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
The best thing for being sad, replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
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.