If you wish to leave much wealth to your children, leave them in God's care. Do not leave them riches, but virtue and skill. For if they learn to expect riches, they will not mind anything besides, and their abundant riches shall give them the means of screening the wickedness of their ways.— Saint John Chrysostom
Promising Wickedness quotations
So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the [slave] trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition.
The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good.
Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.
Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another!
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary;
men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
I have been disappointed in all my expectations of Australia, except as to its wickedness; for it is far more wicked than I have conceived it possible for any place to be, or than it is possible for me to describe to you in England.
...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?
Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God;
our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence.
Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.
[About Eichmann:] It was as though in those last minutes he was summing up the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us - the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.
God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as he can.
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind.
...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
The holy man, though he be distressed, does not eat food mixed with wickedness.
The lion, though hungry, will not eat what is unclean.
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away.
Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.
We desperately need to understand something of the magnitude of sin, of evil, and of gross wickedness in this world if we are to appreciate our redemption. God's love, grace, and mercy shine all the brighter against the awful reality of evil. Indeed, the very existence of evil is a powerful proof of God's existence and holiness.
If you neglect to instruct children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring.
In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness;
in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
Saw so much of the wickedness of my heart that I longed to get away from myself.
..I felt almost pressed to death with my own vileness. Oh what a body of death is there in me...Oh the closest walk with God is the sweetest heaven that can be enjoyed on earth!
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle.
This is not a friendly gentleman's discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ.
How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God.
Present-Day Wickedness, Apostasy and Modern Civilization Cannot Prevent Revival.
In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given.
The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind.
But all the wickedness in the world which man may do or think is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal dropped in the sea.
Believe me; all evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
When You smoke herb it reveals you to yourself.
All the wickedness you do is revealed by the herb - it's you conscience and gives you an honest picture of yourself.
Lend your light to the blind. Why should the wickedness of men irritate you, when it is only blindness?
Organized religion is in substance a mystification, a means of hiding the wickedness of the social system. If the Christian principles of love, equality, and freedom were really practiced instead of only preached, there would be no need for a special institution(the church) to take care of those principles.
Do not become angry and furious.... for those two emotions lead to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Hellfire.