Evil

A stubborn heart shall fare evil at last.

If your enemy meet you with evil, meet him with wisdom.

Reason would not have us grieve for the dead, who are set free from evil, but all men do grieve over them, because they think of themselves and of their own advantage.

Slander is a very gross evil; it implies two who do wrong, and one who is doubly wronged.

The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.

Poetry is not concerned with telling people what to do, but with extending our knowledge of good and evil, perhaps making the necessity for action more urgent and its nature more clear, but only leading us to the point where it is possible for us to make a rational and moral choice.

An hour's industry will do more to produce cheerfulness, suppress evil humors, and retrieve one's affairs, that a month's moaning. It sweetens enjoyment, and seasons our attainments with a delightful relish.

Love of money is the root of all evil.

Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason, and Energy, Love and hate, are necessary to Human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy. Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

Trust with a child-like dependence upon God, and you shall fear no evil.

Motives are better than actions. Men drift into crime. Of evil they do more than they contemplate, and of good they contemplate more than they do.

Those who, without knowing us, think or speak evil of us, do no harm; it is not us they attack, but the phantom of their own imagination.

The press, important as is its office, is but the servant of the human intellect, and its ministry is for good or for evil, according to the character of those who direct it. The press is a mill which grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill he hopper with poisoned grain, and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.

The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes. Here is its distinguishing, accursed brand. Under its standard gather violence, malignity, rage, fraud, perfidy, rapacity, and lust. If it only slew man, it would do little. It turns man into a beast of prey.

Evil may be not seeing enough. So perhaps to become less evil we need only to see more.

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

To hate is to be enslaved by evil.

Nobody has any right to find life uninteresting or unrewarded who sees within the sphere of his own activity a wrong he can help to remedy, or within himself an evil he can hope to overcome.

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

Ignorance is the root of all evil.