|The hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
– Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
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|Peace is never long preserved by weight of metal or by an armament race. Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions. We must embrace international cooperation or international disintegration. Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human dignity.
– Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)
|If it turns out that there is a god, I don’t think that he’s evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.
– Woody Allen (1935-)
|You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
|Benevolent desires, after passing a certain point, can not undertake their own fulfillment without incurring the risk of evils beyond those sought to be remedied.|
|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.
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
|An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
– Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
|Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
|He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.|
|The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.
– Carl Jung (1875-1961)
|Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.|
|Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all the apathy of human beings.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968)