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Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself-a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
~ Eric Butterworth

 

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He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
~ Madame Marie Curie

 

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I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
~ Kathleen Raine

 

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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
~ Joseph De Maistre

 

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It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
~ Charles Darwin

 

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It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
~ Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

 

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It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
~ George Carlin

 

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Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.
~ Tony Martin

 

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Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
~ Baltasar Gracian

 

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No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
~ George Eliot

 

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No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
~ Seneca

 

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No evil shall happen to the just.
~ Bible

 

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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
~ Mary Wollstonecraft

 

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