Evil

Every once in a while, I get mad. 'The Lorax' came out of my being angry. The ecology books I'd read were dull... In 'The Lorax', I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.

Dr. Seuss

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Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

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We're all caught up in circumstances, and we're all good and evil. When you're really hungry, for instance, you'll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing — well, maybe that's too strong — but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.

Anthony Hopkins

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Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.

Pope Francis

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But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Jesus Christ

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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Plato

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Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

Plato

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Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Evil is tolerable if purged of coarseness.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Evil — quotes and aphorisms

Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies — utopian images — can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.

Dennis Prager

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Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.

Dennis Prager

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Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

Simone de Beauvoir

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For a real New India to arise, all petty and small things must be given up. To be redeemed, all Indians must offer to sacrifice not only their good things, but all those evil things they cling to blindly — their hates and their divisions, their pride in what they should be thoroughly ashamed of, their quarrels and misunderstandings.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Buddha

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Every time there's a new tool, whether it's Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it's used.

Rick Smolan

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In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral & political evil in any country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages.

Robert E. Lee

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Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.

Brennan Manning

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Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

Thomas Aquinas

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