Good and Evil

"If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing."

John Brunner
John Brunner "The Shockwave Rider"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I see the triumph of good over evil as a manifestation of the error-correcting process of evolution."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Evil spreads with the wind; truth is capable of speading even against it."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Anyone who thinks he has a better idea of what's good for people than people do is a swine."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Neither conservatives nor humorists believe man is good. But left-wingers do."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Charity begins at home."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Solitude is the playfield of Satan."

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov "Pale Fire"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Animals do neither good nor evil. They do as they must do. We may call what they do harmful or useful, but good and evil belong to us, who chose to choose what we do."

Ursula K. LeGuin
Ursula K. LeGuin "The Other Wind"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Let problems make you better, not bitter."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man is his own hell."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"For good, return good. For evil, return justice."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, "I can do no other"."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good men are like wine, some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."

Rating: 5.71 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Maybe there is a beast.... maybe it's only us."

William Golding
William Golding "Lord of the Flies"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The less grace there is in the soul, the more ornament must be on the body."

Fulton John Sheen
Fulton John Sheen "Peace of Soul"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All gods and devils that have ever existed are within us."

Hermann Hesse
Hermann Hesse "Reflections"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong, they are conflicts between two rights."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "God In The Dock"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think the human race needs to think about killing. How much evil must we do in order to do good."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ethics is not about the way things are, it is about the way things ought to be."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The descent to hell is easy, and those who begin by worshipping power soon worship evil."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Allegory of Love"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A Terrorist is a man with a bomb but no aircraft to drop it from."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)