Quotes for: evil
The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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.
Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.
Of all the sciences needful for men, the chief one is the knowledge of how to live, doing as little harm as possible; and of all arts, the most important is that which teaches how to avoid evil, and how to produce good with the least violence.
Whatever difference there appears in our fortunes, there is nevertheless a certain compensation of good and evil which renders them equal.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never made up their minds to be or do either evil or good.
Men are not only prone to forget benefits and injuries; they even hate those who have obliged them, and cease to hate those who have injured them. The necessity of revenging an injury or of recompensing a benefit seems a slavery to which they are unwilling to submit.
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