Good and Evil

"To discuss evil in a manner implying neutrality, is to sanction it."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who stops being better stops being good."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Hands that help are holier than lips that pray."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music can change the world because it can change people."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Of two evils, choose neither."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I believe in compulsory cannibalism... if people were forced to eat what they kill, we would have no more wars."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you talk to gangsters long enough, you'll find out that they're just as bad as respectable people."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The next time the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In doing nothing men learn to do evil."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The world is composed of givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't let anybody walk trough your mind with dirty feet."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good and evil keep very exact accounts [...] and the face of every man is their ledger."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in this world is for enough good men to do nothing."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question."

Sartre-Jean-Paul "Anti-Semite and Jew"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger - according to the way you react to it."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Father Brown Mystery Series"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Heaven is the work of the best and kindest men and women. Hell is the work of prigs, pedants and professional truth-tellers. The world is an attempt to make the best of both."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control."

Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer "Studies in Pessimism"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy triumphs easily over past and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The time is always right to do what is right."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Problem of Pain"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The best is the enemy of the good."

Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary
Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)