Friday, 2 June 2017

Evil

A great cause of evil in the world is that men seldom think themselves criminal if they offer the same injustice to others that has been successfully practiced on themselves. - Norman MacDonald

A man that does nothing but watch evil, never will overcome it. - Henry Ward Beecher

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. - Thomas Hardy

All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil. - Sophocles

All men are more wicked in thought than action. - Norman MacDonald

All things truly wicked start from an innocence. - Ernest Hemingway

Apathy is the glove in which evil slips its hand. - Unknown

Being against evil doesn't make you good. - Ernest Hemingway

By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit. - Abraham Lincoln

Conquer thy own evils before you judge others. - Edward Counsel

Do not imagine that the good you intend will balance the evil you perform. - Norman MacDonald

Don't be in a hurry to change one evil for another. - Aesop

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. - Oliver Goldsmith

Even an evil man can have principles – he can be true to his own evil, which is not always so easy. - Norman Mailer

Evil endures a moment's flush, and then – leaves but a burnt out shell. - Elise Pumpelly Cabot

Evil is retributive: every trespass slips fetters on the will, holds the soul in durance till contrition and repentance restore it to liberty. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Evil is the canker of life. - Edward Counsel

Evil is the plague of the soul. - Edward Counsel

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. - W. H. Auden

Evil lurks in the heart of man, and anonymity tends to bring it out. Internet flamers would never say the jagged things they do if they had to sign their names. - Garrison Keillor

Evil prevails when good people do nothing. - Erin Gruwell

Evil wishes, like chickens, come home to roost. - Aesop

Evils are the breathings of the unjust. - Edward Counsel

Evils which we think ended are often displaced by worse ones. - Edward Counsel

For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand. - Miguel de Cervantes

If evils come not then our fears are in vain; and if they do, fear but augments the pain. - Benjamin Franklin

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