With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.— Steven Weinberg
Superior Good Evil quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.
It is enough for the evil people to succeed, for the good people to do nothing.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
If shaytan has entered into your heart - evil will look beautiful to you and good will seem tiring and exhausting.
What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
The press of Italy is free, freer than the press of any other country, so long as it supports the regime.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them.
For this purpose was I born, let all virtuous people understand.
I was born to advance righteousness, to emancipate the good, and to destroy all evil-doers root and branch.
The individual comes face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.
An evil administration never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good man will therefore resist an evil system or administration with his whole soul.
This is the first lesson ye should learn: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us. This is a universal law, and until one begins to make application of same, one may not go very far in spiritual or soul development.
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Every man should view himself as equally balanced: half good and half evil.
Likewise, he should see the entire world as half good and half evil.... With a single good deed he will tip the scales for himself, and for the entire world, to the side of good.
Being against evil doesn't make you good.
All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
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.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Some people have the disease of criticising all the time.
They forget the good about others and only mention their faults. They are like flies that avoid the good and pure places and land on the bad and wounds. This is because of the evil within the self and the spoiled nature.
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own.
Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
Refuse the evil, and choose the good. Isaiah 7:15
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil.
What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
We have to build a better man before we can build a better society.
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.