The only thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye, Think, The good outnumber you, and we always will.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.
I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
The best known evil is the most tolerable.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
A church debt is the devil's salary.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
The evil is not that you cannot change human nature. The evil is that human nature cannot change you.
The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
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