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Natural Evil Quotes


"Russian talk of political evil is as natural as eating ..." - Joseph Brodsky

"There is nothing evil but what is within us; the rest is either natural or accidental." - Philip Sidney

"we grant evil freewill (or freewill to evil) is remaining in all natural men: we believe that freewill to good, is from grace and regeneration." - Henry Ainsworth

"Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil." - Pope John Paul Ii

"People know the difference between good and evil in their hearts-if they search them. Religions twist good and evil. Their differences are the kind that need to be taught because they aren't natural." - Julianna Baggott

"Woman is a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic peril, a deadly fascination, and a painted ill." - Saint John Chrysostom

"Man's natural and inevitable urge to deny mortality and achieve a heroic self-image are the root causes of human evil." - Ernest Becker

"Evil things are easy things: for they are natural to our fallen nature. Right things are rare flowers that need cultivation." - Charles Spurgeon

"Any manipulation of the Scriptures to make them speak peace to the natural man is evil and can only lead to ruin." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The true secret of natural goodness lies in the recognition of the contending rights of the Pairs of Opposites; there is no such antimony as between Good and Evil, but only balance between two extremes, each of which is evil when carried to excess, both of which give rise to evil if insufficient for equipoise." - Dion Fortune

"Thinking evil is making evil." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Good to evil seems evil" - Ray Bradbury

"Good men seek it by the natural means of the virtues; evil men, however, try to achieve the same goal by a variety of concupiscences, and that is surely an unnatural way of seeking the good. Don't you agree?" - Boethius

"A woman's natural quality is to attract, and having attracted to enchain; and how influential she may be for good or evil, the history of every age makes clear." - Mary Eliza Haweis

"Natural good is' so intimately connected with moral good, and natural evil with moral evil, that I am as certain as if I heard a voice from heaven proclaim it, that God is on the side of virtue. He has learnt much, and has not lived in vain, who has practically discovered that most strict and necessary connection, that does and will ever exist between vice and misery, and virtue and happiness." - Charles Caleb Colton

"That there is much suffering in the world no one disputes. Which is more likely, that pain and evil are the result of an all-powerful and good God, or the product of uncaring natural forces? The presence of much suffering agrees well with the view that all organic beings have been developed through variation and natural selection." - Charles Darwin

"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Rohypnol" - Jimmy Carr

"Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil." - Laozi

"To see evil and not call it evil is evil." - John Hagee

"The lesser evil is also evil." - Naomi Mitchison

"Evil to him who evil thinks." - Edward III of England

"Evil be to him who evil thinks." - Edward II

"Evil be to him who evil thinks." - Edward II of England

"Evil contained is not evil destroyed." - Terry Brooks

"Cultivation is at least one of the greatest natural improvements ever made by human invention. It has given to created earth a tenfold value. But the landed monopoly that began with it has produced the greatest evil. It has dispossessed more than half the inhabitants of every nation of their natural inheritance, without providing for them, as ought to have been done, an indemnification for that loss, and has thereby created a species of poverty and wretchedness that did not exist before." - Thomas Paine

"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"Everything evil is revenge." - Otto Weininger

"Evil brings men together." - Aristotle

"She's evil. Evil, evil, evil. I want to see her naked." - Christopher Moore

"Evil draws men together." - Aristotle

"Evil knows no holiday." - George W Bush

"Evil changes everybody!" - Vincent D'Onofrio

"Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil but then also do no evil." - Amit Abraham

"It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil." - Anatole France

"Haile Selassie was not an evil man, but his priorities were misplaced. He was so concerned with establishing a strong central government and modernizing the country that he failed to meet the challenge of natural disaster... It was his false pride, this lack of courage to admit mistakes, that brought about his downfall." - Haile Selassie

"The wish to be super-strong is a healthy wish, a vital, compelling, power-producing desire. The more the Superman-Wonder Woman picture stories build up this inner compulsion by stimulating the child's natural longing to battle and overcome obstacles, particularly evil ones, the better chance your child has for self-advancement in the world." - William Moulton Marston

"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good, or else that it's a well-considered act in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"There can be no doubt that this possessive clinging to things is one of the most harmful habits in the [christian] life. Because it is so natural, it is rarely recognized for the evil that it is. But its outworkings are tragic." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic." - Aldous Huxley

"Against war one might say that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished malicious. In its favor, that in producing these two effects it barbarizes, and so makes the combatants more natural. For culture it is a sleep or a wintertime, and man emerges from it stronger for good and for evil." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Contentment is natural wealth." - Socrates

"Women are natural anarchists." - Kim Gordon

"What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil." - Gautama Buddha

"Human life cannot be formless. We live by patterns. We move in comradeships. Conformity is evil when it distorts, flattens, and erases fruitful ways, strong ideas, natural identities; it is evil when it is a steamroller. But a man cannot escape being part of a milieu - and a recognizable part - unless he flees naked to a cave, never to return. The sensible thing is to use hard thinking to find the right way to live and then to live that way. What matters is living with dignity, with decency, and without fear." - Herman Wouk

"Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return." - W H Auden

"Fear is a greater evil than evil itself." - Saint Francis De Sales

"False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil." - Socrates

"The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be good." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Silence in the face of evil is evil itself." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil." - Rick Riordan

"It is absolutely forbidden to repay evil with evil." - Tertullian

"Hatred of evil does not diminish evil, it increases it." - Gary Zukav

"Even evil and evil-doing can be overcome by suggestion." - Emile Coue

"Usually people who are evil don't see themselves as evil." - Jim Caviezel

"You cannot cure a lesser evil by a greater evil." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Evil lurks where disappointment lodges..." - George Foreman

"Evil, be thou my good." - John Milton

"Time to die. -Evil Angel" - James Patterson

"Ms. Sophia was evil bananas." - Lauren Kate

"Ill-gotten gains work evil." - Sophocles

"The United States is evil." - Henry de Montherlant

"I mean, evil and boredom. Evil and ennui. Evil and the lack of stimulation. Evil and sluggish blood." - Gregory Maguire

"Genius does not excuse evil." - Rick Riordan

"And empty words are evil." - Homer

"Evil spelled backward is live." - Anonymous

"Evil is only good perverted." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Without followers, evil cannot spread" - Leonard Nimoy

"Dialogue is a necessary evil." - Fred Zinnemann

"The end excuses any evil." - Sophocles

"Evil then results from imperfection." - Philip James Bailey

"Government is a necessary evil" - Thomas Paine

"Fear is prophetical of evil." - Benjamin Whichcote

"Advertising is 'an evil service'." - Aneurin Bevan

"Evil thenceforth became my good." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Government is an unnecessary evil." - Jeff Berwick

"Fighting evil, it's hard work." - George W Bush

"Good and evil exists everywhere." - Taylor Momsen

"There they are. See no evil, hear no evil, and...evil." - Bob Dole

"Speculation in oil stock companies was another great evil ... From the first, oil men had to contend with wild fluctuations in the price of oil. ... Such fluctuations were the natural element of the speculator, and he came early, buying in quantities and holding in storage tanks for higher prices. If enough oil was held, or if the production fell off, up went the price, only to be knocked down by the throwing of great quantities of stocks on the market." - Ida Tarbell

"One ideological claim is that private property is theft, that the natural product of the existence of property is evil, and that private ownership therefore should not exist... What those who feel this way don't realize is that property is a notion that has to do with control - that property is a system for the disposal of power. The absence of property almost always means the concentration of power in the state." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ's words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: 'They know not what they do'." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Children will, in my dream, be taught that laziness and narcissism are at the very root of human evil, and why this is so. . . . They will come to know that the natural tendency of the individual in a group is to forfeit his or her ethical judgment to the leader, and that this tendency should be resisted. And they will finally see it as each individual's responsibility to continually examine himself or herself for laziness and narcissism and then to purify themselves accordingly." - M Scott Peck

"Who is the enemy? Who is holding back more rapid movement to the better society that is reasonable and possible with available resources?...Evil, stupidity, apathy, the 'system' are not the enemy...The real enemy is fuzzy thinking on the part of good, intelligent, vital people...In short, the enemy is strong natural servants who have the potential to lead but do not lead, or who choose to follow a non-servant." - Robert K Greenleaf

"Civilization is a natural and inevitable consequence - whether good or evil I am not prepared to state." - Robert E Howard

"Nature is not natural and that is natural enough." - Gertrude Stein

"To seem natural rather than to be natural." - A A Milne

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Clutter is my natural habitat." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Smallpox is natural; vaccine ain't." - Ogden Nash

"Mycelium is Earth's natural Internet." - Paul Stamets

"Woman is woman's natural ally." - Euripides

"Literary critics make natural detectives." - A S Byatt

"Unthaw and become more natural." - Maxwell Maltz

"Despair is a natural emotion." - Tim Kaine

"...It's natural to believe in the supernatural. It never feels natural to accept only natural things." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Unless people can become natural people, there can be neither natural farming nor natural food." - Masanobu Fukuoka

"Natural inclinations are present in things from God, who moves all things. So it is impossible for the natural inclinations of a species to be toward evil in itself. But there is in all perfect animals a natural inclination toward carnal union. Therefore it is impossible for carnal union to be evil in itself." - Thomas Aquinas

"Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse." - Richard Cecil

"It's not evil, Rand. I know something evil when I smell it. This isn't evil, it's just incredibly stupid." - Robert Jordan

"Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself. It is a silent justification affording evil acceptability in society." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Such evil deeds could religion prompt." - Lucretius

"Cocaine is like really evil coffee." - Courtney Love

"Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." - Thomas Jefferson

"Islam is an evil and wicked religion." - Franklin Graham

"For good is simple, evil manifold." - Aristotle

"Pchem is the root of all evil." - Daniel Lee

"Hate is the father of all evil." - David Gemmell

"Evil doesn't always have one face, Ethan." - Kami Garcia

"Evil is relatively rare. Ignorance is epidemic." - Jon Stewart

"Lies and victimhood make evil possible" - Dennis Prager

"For nothing is evil in the beginning." - J R R Tolkien

"Evil depends on where you're standing." - Veronica Roth

"An evil discovered is half healed." - Jane Frances de Chantal

"No evil is without its compensation." - Seneca the Younger

"Seek for good, but expect evil." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Our greatest evil flows from ourselves." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"we generally get the evil we expect ..." - Amelia Barr

"Evil tongues never want a whet." - Alain-Rene Lesage

"There is no evil without its compensation." - Seneca the Younger

"We can overcome evil with greater good." - Laura Welch Bush

"A great book is like great evil." - Callimachus

"The evil always comes from details." - Henning Mankell

"Ex Malo Bounum (good out of evil)." - Saint Augustine

"Evil cannot be conquered by wishing." - Lloyd Alexander

"Evil is, good or truth misplaced." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Evil is a form of incompetence." - Alan Bullock

"Inequality is the root of social evil." - Pope Francis

"You're sick. Sick and evil and weird." - Neil Gaiman

"Discordance is evil. Harmony is virtue." - Plato

"Human reason can excuse any evil." - Veronica Roth

"You foul, lying, evil little cockroach!" - J K Rowling

"A full Belly brings forth every Evil." - Benjamin Franklin

"Stupidity is the friend of evil." - Anonymous

"Evil is nourished and grows by concealment." - Virgil

"Evil was predictable, always painfully expected." - Ted Dekker

"...and deliver me from evil." "Amen." - Dave Pelzer

"Evil prevails when good people do nothing." - Erin Gruwell

"The contest is not between us and them, but between good and evil, and if those who would fight evil adopt the ways of evil, evil wins." - Thomas Jefferson

"Evil is not intrinsic. It's fashioned." - Ellen Hopkins

"Evil alone has oil for every wheel." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Evil on itself shall back recoil." - John Milton

"Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke

"Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 153" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Evil man make me kill you." - Jimi Hendrix

"An evil word it is/ This Love," - Amiri Baraka

"Good and evil lay side by side." - Jimi Hendrix

"And war-the worst form of evil!" - Theodore Parker

"Evil often triumphs, but never conquers." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"Ignorance: the root of all evil." - Plato



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