Good and Evil

"The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest of human creature that walks."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two."

John Cheever
John Cheever "John Cheever: The Journals"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We keep seeking our angel, demons come unsought."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth - that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. "


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature is goodness crystallized."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To change and change for the better are two different things."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hell is other people."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you haven't got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."

Raoul Walsh
Raoul Walsh "Klondike Annie"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our two eyes do not make our lot better; one serves us to see the good things, the other the evils of life. A lot of people have the bad habit of closing the first, and very few close the second."

Voltaire
Voltaire "The One-Eyed Porter"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?"


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Selected Writings"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The real genres: good and bad."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "The Old Curiosity Shop"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Keep always busy so that the devil will find you always engaged."

St. Jerome
St. Jerome "Epistulae"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is neither angel nor beast, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would play the angel plays the beast."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Meditations on Quixote"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Grey Eminence"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Time Must Have a Stop"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Tolerance is only another name for indifference."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "A Writer's Notebook"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is not a true adventure. It is a mere ersatz. Where ties are established, where problems are set, where creation is stimulated - there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Flight to Arras"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sin promises like a God but pays like a Devil."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One kind word can warm three winter months."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In time of war, the devil makes more room in hell."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)