Great Throughts Treasury

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John A. Sanford, aka Jack

Jung said the truth of the matter is that the shadow is ninety percent gold. Whatever has been repressed holds a tremendous amount of energy, with a great positive potential. So the shadow, no matter how troublesome it may be, is not intrinsically evil. The ego, in its refusal of insight and its refusal to accept the entire personality, contributes much more to evil than the shadow.

Character | Ego | Energy | Evil | Gold | Insight | Personality | Truth |

John A. Sanford, aka Jack

To try to be good, and disregard one's darkness, is to fall victim to the evil in ourselves whose existence we have denied.

Character | Darkness | Evil | Existence | Good | Victim |

Sir G. Sinclair

Man has evil as well as good qualities peculiar to himself. Drunkenness places him as much below the level of the brutes as reason elevates him above them.

Character | Evil | Good | Man | Qualities | Reason |

William Gilmore Simms

Strong passions are the life of manly virtues. But they need not necessarily be evil because they are passions, and because they are strong. They may be likened to blood horses, that need training and the curb only, to enable those whom they carry to achieve the most glorious triumphs.

Character | Evil | Life | Life | Need | Training |

Jacopo Sannazarro

There is no evil in the world without a remedy.

Character | Evil | World |

Abba Hillel Silver

There is evil in the world, but it can be overcome through repentance and aspiration, and therein lies the true meaning and adventure in life.

Adventure | Aspiration | Character | Evil | Life | Life | Meaning | Repentance | World |

Robert Southey

Never let man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul! Any other issue is doubtful; the evil effect on himself is certain.

Character | Evil | Good | Man | Means | Soul |

Richard Steele, fully Sir Richard Steele

I know no evil so great as the abuse of the understanding, and yet there is no one vice more common.

Abuse | Character | Evil | Understanding | Vice |

Lawrence Sterne, alternatively Laurence Sterne

If there is an evil in this world, it is sorrow and heaviness of heart. The loss of goods, of healthy, of coronets and mitres, is only evil as they occasion sorrow; take that out, the rest is fancy, and dwelleth only in the head of man.

Character | Evil | Heart | Man | Rest | Sorrow | World | Loss |

Thomas De Witt Talmage

No man becomes fully evil at once; but suggestion bringeth on indulgence; indulgence, delight; delight, consent; consent, endeavor; endeavor, practice; practice, custom; custom, excuse; excuse, defense; defense, obstinacy; obstinacy, boasting; boasting, a seared conscience and a reprobate mind.

Boasting | Character | Conscience | Custom | Defense | Evil | Indulgence | Man | Mind | Practice |