Evil:

A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill? --- John Steinbeck

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. --- Daniel Webster

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. --- Evelyn Underhill

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. --- Saint Augustine 605

I believe in God and in nature and in the triumph of good over evil. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

Keep strong, if possible. In any case, keep cool. Have unlimited patience. Never corner an opponent, and always assist him to save his face. Put yourself in his shoes - so as to see things through his eyes. Avoid self-righteousness like the devil - nothing is so self-blinding. --- B.H. Liddell Hart

Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones. --- Belzer Rabbi

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or great evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others. --- De La Roche Foucauld

Some there are that torment themselves afresh with the memory of what is past; others, again, afflict themselves with the apprehension of evils to come; and very ridiculously both - for the one does not now concern us, and the other not yet ... One should count each day a separate life. --- Seneca 4BC

Speak boldly, and speak truly. Shame the devil. --- John Fletcher

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. --- Edmund Burke 1729

To fear death, gentlemen, is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not; for it is to think one knows what one does not know. No man knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest of blessings for a human being; and yet people fear it as if they know for certain that it is the greatest of evils. --- Socrates 469BC

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. --- Andre Gide 1869

You have got to have courage. I don't care how good a man is, if he is timid, his value is limited. The timid will not amount to very much in this world. I want to see a good man ready to smite with the sword. I want to see him able to hold his own in active life against the force of evil. --- Theodore Roosevelt 1858

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