Goodness And Evil Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Goodness And Evil

#1. The real Jihad is an internal process, not an external one. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#2. What you see in other people is a reflection of yourself. A person of goodness sees goodness in others and a person of evil sees evil in others. - Author: Omar Suleiman
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#3. Armand Gamache had always held unfashionable beliefs. He believed the light would banish the shadows. That kindness was more powerful than cruelty, and that goodness existed, even in the most desperate places. He believed that evil had its limits. - Author: Louise Penny
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#4. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe there really is some goodness here in our world. But if goodness existed, that must mean that darkness existed as well. - Author: Erica Sehyun Song
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#5. We are women. We believe in love and goodness and the kindness of others above all things. We are hard-wired to blame ourselves for things that other people do, even the bad, evil ones. That's why we're so good at compassion. It's also why we're our own worst enemies sometimes. - Author: Elle Casey
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#6. You must give up your right to decide what is good and evil on your own terms. That is a hard pill to swallow - choosing to live only in me. To do that, you must know me enough to trust me and learn to rest in my inherent goodness. - Author: William Paul Young
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#7. Commanding goodness and forbiding to do evil (are) for the amendment and correction of society and the common folks. - Author: Fatima Bint Muhammad
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#8. Goodness itself, in other words, if it is sufficiently committed to plausible, right-handed, strong-arm methods, will in the very name of goodness do all and more than all that evil ever had in mind. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
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#9. Why not think that sometimes - just sometimes - you can overcome evil with silence? And let people hear their hatefulness in their own ears, without distraction. Maybe goodness is enough to expose evil for what it really is, sometimes. - Author: Sylvain Reynard
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#10. Why do progress and beauty have to be so opposed? ; 75
Also, as in war, the case, like a great bubbling cauldron of life itself, threw up both good and evil. Greed, madness, cruelty and indifference were countered by goodness, devotion, self-sacrifice, and courage. p 178 - Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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#11. As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#12. Every morning most of the people wake up alive than dead, so I do have a faith there is still some goodness left in the man. - Author: Amit Kalantri
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#13. Don't misunderstand me. I am not scoffing at goodness, which is far more difficult to explain than evil, and far more complicated. But sometimes it's hard to put up with. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#14. It takes darkness inside of a person to see it in others. - Author: Amy Neftzger
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#15. The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all ... We have done terrible things, for the best of reasons, and that makes it worse. - Author: Iain Pears
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#16. Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Author: Steve Goodier
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#17. If evil is contagious, so is good:therefore, we must allow good to abound in us, more and more;let us be infected by goodness, and let us spread the good contagion. - Author: Pope Francis
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#18. Conquer evil with good deeds. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#19. People always try to find base motives behind every good action. We are afraid of pure goodness and of pure evil. - Author: Eugene Ionesco
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#20. I'd always found goodness more interesting then evil, though I was aware this wasn't the most general view. To my mind, it took more work and more courage to be good, an opinion continually reinforced by my own shortcomings. - Author: Dick Francis
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#21. He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#22. Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. - Author: Xun Zi
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#23. Evil forges a tornado.
But goodness battles in a straight line. - Author: Caris Roane
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#24. You're a pure, holy angel of goodness, and I'm Satan's evil whore of a daughter. So yeah, we can't work. Thanks for pointing that out, Captain Obvious. But we can fuck. - Author: Larissa Ione
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#25. I saw the truth, I saw and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the ability to live on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of people. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#26. Good and bad exist always, everywhere - Author: R. Alan Woods
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#27. The only good thing we can do, the only goodness we can be sure of, is our own goodness as individuals and the good that we can individually do. As groups we often do evil that good may come and very often the good does not come and all that is left is the evil we have pointlessly done. - Author: Marghanita Laski
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#28. If you don't get the wrong people out of your life, you will never be able to get the right people in it! - Author: Alex Haditaghi
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#29. There is sadness and evil in the world, yes. There is also goodness and beauty and justice. The one is as real as the other, and we must keep that fact firmly in mind or lose all sense of proportion. - Author: Jeanne M. Dams
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#30. Not the way it's supposed to be. Evil is exactly that - a fundamental and troubling departure from goodness. The Bible uses the word evil to describe anything that violates God's moral will. - Author: Randy Alcorn
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#31. Everyone wants to know where evil comes from and why the world is riddled with it. Why doesn't anyone ask where goodness comes from? - Author: Sylvain Reynard
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#32. Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice. - Author: Abu Bakr
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#33. Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil. - Author: Bhumibol Adulyadej
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#34. Courage and determination are qualities often overlooked in conflict. However, both foes can possess both qualities. The difference is which one counts goodness with courage and determination that more times than not overcome evil. - Author: S. Foster
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#35. Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak. - Author: August Strindberg
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#36. It is not enough for a Christian to condemn evil, cowardice, lies, and use of force, hatred, and oppression. He must at all times be a witness to and defender of justice, goodness, truth, freedom, and love. He must never tire of claiming these values as a right both for himself and others. - Author: Jerzy Popieluszko
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#37. We have spent centuries of philosophy trying to solve "the problem of evil," yet I believe the much more confounding and astounding issue is the "problem of good." How do we account for so much gratuitous and sheer goodness in this world? Tackling this problem would achieve much better results. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#38. Our souls may be consumed by shadows, but that doesn't mean we have to behave as monsters. - Author: Emm Cole
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#39. Outwardly I was all confidence and openness; inwardly I was spiteful and lonely and unaware of how to relate to the world. I wanted so much to be good but only knew how to appear that way by being bad. - Author: M.E. Thomas
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#40. Cynicism may help us create simpler storylines with good guys and bad guys, but it doesn't make us any better at telling the truth, which is that most of us are a frightening mix of good and evil, sinner and saint. - Author: Rachel Held Evans
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#41. That is what a shadow is, and empty space, a hole in the light. Evil is this - a hole in the goodness of God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#42. Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth - a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil. - Author: Feisal Abdul Rauf
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#43. Humans can be as good as they can be bad. Because goodness and evil both are biological traits of the mind. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#44. Sometimes evil wins, nah, child. But it's always fleeting. Just a temporary ripple in a sea of goodness, brought on by the carnal nature of greed 'n corruption. Sacrifice washes that ripple out in waves of love 'n light, and peace is found when justice is served, even for those who lose, ya hear? - Author: Rachael Wade
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#45. When man spoke his first word he became the thread that quivers eternally between evil and goodness, Heaven and Hell. - Author: Jon Kalman Stefansson
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#46. Goodness is funny because it draws you to it while curiously possessing you with the untrammelled desire to turn it into something bad. - Author: Sophie Villalobos
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#47. 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. - Author: Robert Anton Wilson
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#48. With life and all I've been through, I do have a belief in goodness, a good spirit. I think what people have done with religion is personified good and evil, so good's become God with 'o' out, and evil's become Devil with a 'd' added. That's my theory of religion. - Author: Paul McCartney
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#49. Goodness will always win over evil, no matter how much the evil attempts to break you. More than that, you are never truly in darkness. Sometimes, all you need to do is turn on the light. - Author: Melyssa Winchester
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#50. Suffering also has its worth. Through sorrow, pride is driven out And pity felt for those who wander in samsara; Evil is avoided, goodness seems delightful. - Author: Shantideva
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#51. It seems to me that any ideology is bad because it is inevitably reductive and identifies other ideologies as evil, and itself with truth, whereas both truth and goodness are always transcendent. - Author: Alexander Schmemann
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#52. Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous. For example, if I have evil intent and I galvanize that evil intent with many others, the capacity to destroy is immense. Where goodness is the motive, unity is phenomenal and actually has some good issues to it. - Author: Ravi Zacharias
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#53. ...there's goodness and purpose and reason out there. Believe it, embrace it, trust it. Life will always be hard, but if we do our best, if we persist, we can make a difference---and good will win out over evil, love will conquer hate... - Author: Camron Wright
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#54. Ignorance is the evil - knowledge will be the remedy. Knowledge not of what sort of beings we shall be hereafter, or what is beyond the skies, but a knowledge pertaining to terra firma, and we may have all the power, goodness and love that we have been taught belongs to God himself. - Author: Ernestine Rose
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#55. All good things are borne from evil, just like good people. It's very rare that someone does things purely out of the goodness of their heart. Most need something to fight against, something to drive them forward in order to create a light in what will always be a very dark world. - Author: Kevin Reaver
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#56. Satan is never your well-wisher. Get the pleasure of making him annoyed on you by doing good deeds - Author: Munia Khan
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#57. God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#58. The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. - Author: Anonymous
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#59. It's a great responsibility before God, the judge who guides us, who draws us to truth and good, and in this sense the church must unmask evil, rendering present the goodness of God, rendering present his truth, the truly infinite for which we are thirsty. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#60. Knowing all of this makes me love and hate Jesus at the same time. Because, when instead of contrasting good and evil, he contrasted truth and evil, I have to think about all the times I've substituted being good (or appearing to be good) for truth. - Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
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#61. Hard times always uncover the basic goodness and evil of the day. - Author: Zig Ziglar
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#62. And this is the eternal law. For, Evil often stops short at istelf and dies with the doer of it! but Good, never. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#63. Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness ... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#64. How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates itself, even among the weedy entanglements of evil. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#65. I felt at one and the same time quite close, within reach of my hand, and yet an infinite distance away, an unknown world of goodness. Often Isa had said to me: 'You, who see nothing but evil ... You, who see evil everywhere ... ' It was true, and it was not true. - Author: Francois Mauriac
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#66. Let him! He is great but in his greatness he is no happier than we in our conflict! Goodness would not make evil; and what else hath he made? but let him sit on his vast solitary throne, creating worlds to make eternity less burthensome to his immense existence. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#67. There is more goodness than evil in the world, but you know, you still got to work at it. - Author: Lasky Kathryn
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#68. To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled. - Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
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#69. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. - Author: Anne Rice
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#70. For the grace of bearing life's inevitable evils is itself a
good, and makes goodness arise even from evils by
opposing them or enduring them with courage. - Author: A.C. Grayling
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#71. Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it. - Author: Thornton T. Munger
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#72. By grace (that is to say, by favor) we are plucked out of Adam, the ground of all evil, and grafted in Christ, the root of all goodness.28 You are chosen for Christ's sake to the inheritance of eternal life.29 - Author: Steven J. Lawson
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#73. Evil exists in this world because it has its place. For had you never sat blindly through the darkness of night, your eyes wouldn't turn toward the sunrise to appreciate its warmth and illumination. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#74. Goodness is more difficult than evil. Evil men knew that more than good men. That's why they became evil. That's why it stuck with them. Evil was for those who could never reach the truth. It was a mask for stupidity and lack of love. - Author: Colum McCann
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#75. Could it be that goodness waxes and wanes like the moon, and that only evil is constant? - Author: Alan Bradley
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#76. Some people are good only because they are afraid of punishment. These justify why we need government - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#77. Conquer evil people by gentle kindness, and make zealous people wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. - Author: Isaac Of Nineveh
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#78. Fundamental rule in your life, is to know what your deserve in life and getting what you deserve. That's winning always. - Author: Jubin Jomon
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#79. And I told him that I believed in God because I had seen His opposite. I had seen all that He was not, and been touched by it, and so I could no more deny the possibility of an ultimate goodness to set against such depravity than I could deny that daylight followed darkness, and night the day. - Author: John Connolly
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#80. He had the unlucky capacity many men have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to take any serious part in it. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#81. When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it
always. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#82. I think that a good person can sometimes do wrong out of ignorance or weakness or wrong thinking, but when hard times come, the goodness wins out after all. And a bad person can often seem good and trustworthy for a long time, but when hard times come, the evil in him gets revealed. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#83. The problem in todays world is that people lack trust in goodness. - Author: Amit Abraham
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#84. The writer who refuses to explore the darker regions of the heart will never be able to write convincingly about the wonder, the magic and the joy of love for just as goodness cannot be trusted unless it has breathed the same air as evil. - Author: Nick Cave
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#85. You are evil. But even the power of evil cannot stand against the power of faith and goodness. - Author: Griffin Jay
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#86. You were true to her, even if she was not to you. Never repent of your own goodness, child. To stay true in the face of evil is a feat of great strength."
"Strength," she said with a little laugh. "I gave her strength, and look what she did with it. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#87. Do not look for evil. Look for the goodness of God all around you. As you look for signs of His Presence, many more opportunities will occur for you to bless people and share God's true nature. - Author: Graham Cooke
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#88. Because we don't see the evil destroyed now and thus experience the suffering that evil inevitably inflicts, we are tempted to doubt God's existence and goodness. - Author: William A. Dembski
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#89. Evil is real but its opposite, Goodness, is also real. And, thank God, it too is contagious. - Author: Patricia Luce Chapman
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#90. When goodness removes itself, the space it occupies corrodes and becomes evil, and maybe splits apart and multiplies. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#91. Only evil grows of itself, while for goodness we want effort and courage. - Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
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#92. The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street. - Author: Leo Buscaglia
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#93. When you call someone a sinner, make sure you have no sin in you, and if you say you are without sin, you are a righteous liar. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#94. The small man thinks that small acts of goodness are of no benefit, and does not do them; and that small deeds of evil do no harm, and does not refrain from them. Hence, his wickedness becomes so great that it cannot be concealed, and his guilt so great that it cannot be pardoned. - Author: Confucius
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#95. The discrimination between good and evil is in man's soul. Every man can judge that for himself, because in every man is the sense of admiration of beauty. Happiness only lies in thinking or doing that which one considers beautiful. Such an act becomes a virtue or goodness. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#96. There's what you're forced to do, there's what you choose, and everything else - most things - are a mix. At best, you'll spend your life trying not to get hurt, but trying not to do the hurting, either. You won't always come through, but it's the best anyone can do. It's the trying I'd call good. - Author: Alexandra Duncan
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#97. Making the truth public is a form of justice. This is a moral universe and you've got to take account of the fact that truth and lies and goodness and evil are things that matter. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#98. Many have stood their ground and faced the darkness when it comes for them. Fewer come for the darkness and force it to face them. - Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
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#99. The proper function of a government is to make it easy for the people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil. - Author: Daniel Webster
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#100. Religion urges us to fight evil as contrary to the Divine Law. It urges us to combat abject misery, sin and disease because God is. In His name we can work, as we believe in co-operation with Him, since through Him goodness must ultimately prevail. - Author: Lily Montagu
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