A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
History is the devil's scripture.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.