Being against evil doesn't make you good.— Ernest Hemingway
Colorful Good Against Evil quotations
When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.
To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil - such belongs to a perfect spiritual love.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
The most difficult struggle of all is the one within ourselves.
Let us not get accustomed and adjusted to these conditions. The one who adjusts ceases to discriminate between good and evil. He becomes a slave in body and soul. Whatever may happen to you, remember always: Don't adjust! Revolt against the reality!
Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil -- widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil.
It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
Being against evil doesn't make you good.
Tonight I was against it and then I was evil myself. I could feel it coming just like a tide... I just want to destroy them. But when you start taking pleasure in it you are awfully close to the thing you're fighting.
To reject this inhuman Communist ideology is simply to be a human being.
Such a rejection is more than a political act. It is a protest of our souls against those who would have us forget the concepts of good and evil.
The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good, and against some greatly scorned evil.
Those who voluntarily put power into the hands of a tyrant .
.. must not wonder if it be at last turned against themselves.
It is because good is always stronger than evil.
Always remember that, Antonio. The smallest bit of good can stand against all the powers of evil in the world and it will emerge triumphant.
The world is a dangerous place to live
Forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in history. Freedom is pitted against slavery; lightness against the dark... In the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.
We should not be simply fighting evil in the name of good, but struggling against the certainties of people who claim always to know where good and evil are to be found.
If you want to realize the truth, don't be for or against.
The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.
In the struggle of good against evil, it's always the people who get killed.
There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.
Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
Grace is not against good works! It simply does not bless on the basis of good works. We receive blessing from God based solely on the merits of His Son--blessings freely given to us in Christ and nowhere else. The completeness that is in Christ mean deliverance from trying to 'be good' and 'do right' in order to be accepted by God.
A tough fight against evil is the duty of good man.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice.
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.
The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil.
The triumph of anything is a matter of organization.
When will talkers refrain from evil speaking? When listeners refrain from evil hearing. At present there are many so credulous of evil, they will receive suspicions and impressions against persons whom they don't know, from a person whom they do know--an authority good for nothing.
The greatest weapon we have against evil is doing good in Jesus' name.
What a wonderful faculty is memory! -- the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds -- this faithful witness against us for good or evil.
In one sense, the Stanford prison study is more like a Greek drama than a traditional experiment, in that we have humanity, represented by a bunch of good people, pitted against an evil-producing situation. The question is, does the goodness of the people overwhelm the bad situation, or does the bad situation overwhelm the good people?
In innocence there is no strength against evil, said Sparrowhawk, a little wryly. But there is strength in it for good.