Wickedness Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Wickedness

#1. For we never have naked and empty symbols, except when our ingratitude and wickedness hinder the working of divine beneficence. - Author: John Calvin
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#2. Before crime is committed conscience must be corrupted, and every bad man who succeeds in reaching a high point of wickedness begins with this. - Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
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#3. The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#4. The insane and irrational springs of wickedness in most men ... - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#5. I loved his enormous aptitude for compassion, adoration and respect. That was his way of showing love. He lacked the capacity for wickedness, and that caressed my belief that he might just be an angel. My angel. - Author: S.G. Holster
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#6. The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#7. Wickedness also resides in the gaze that perceives itself as innocent and surrounded by wickedness. - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#8. Wickedness is weakness. - Author: John Milton
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#9. If all men and women were kept at some useful employment there would be less sorrow and wickedness in the world ... - Author: Dorothy Nevill
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#10. Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always! - Author: Statius
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#11. Tolerating evil leads only to more evil. And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed. - Author: Bob Riley
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#12. Neither Rousseau nor Robespierre was capable of dreaming of a goodness beyond virtue, just as they were unable to imagine that radical evil would 'partake nothing of the sordid or sensual' (Melville), that there could be wickedness beyond vice. - Author: Hannah Arendt
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#13. There was a moment's suspense while Conscience and Sheer Wickedness fought the matter out inside him, and then Conscience, which had started on the encounter without enthusiasm, being obviously flabby and out of condition, threw up the sponge. - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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#14. How quickly was every bad thing discovered to be the fault of the previous administration (an evil set of men who wedded general stupidity to wickedness of purpose). - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#15. Men are still men. The despot's wickedness Comes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,
Comes of the purple he from childhood wears, Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#16. To expect wickedness from human beings is the best way I know of to avoid surprises. And when I am surprised, it's always pleasantly. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#17. [Judaism is] ever ... mighty in wickedness ... when it cursed Moses; when it hated God; when it vowed its sons to demons; when it killed the prophets, and finally when it betrayed to the Praetor and crucified our God Himself and Lord ... And so glorying through all its existence in iniquity. - Author: Hilary Of Poitiers
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#18. She also said the wicked people needed love as much as good people and were much better at it. - Author: Alasdair Gray
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#19. The effects of human wickedness are written on the page of history in characters of blood: but the impression soon fades away; so more blood must be shed to renew it. - Author: Augustus William Hare
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#20. Personally, I see little distinction between an artistic mentality and criminality. You couldn't possibly create a compelling story without some wickedness or some fascination with the disgusting. Being good is a hindrance to a writer. - Author: Russell Smith
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#21. A good Soul hath neither too great joy, nor too great sorrow: for it rejoiceth in goodness; and it sorroweth in wickedness. By the means whereof, when it beholdeth all things, and seeth the good and bad so mingled together, it can neither rejoice greatly; nor be grieved with over much sorrow. - Author: Pythagoras
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#22. But the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favour, and reason by degrees submits to absurdity, as the eye is in time accommodated to darkness. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#23. Crimes are more often committed out of fear than wickedness. People live frightened, desperate lives. - Author: Ruth Rendell
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#24. One day the wickedness of the kings of the world would destroy us, oh sorrow, and armies of the world would march upon us, wailing, and the purest of the children of God would have to deliver themselves unto the Lord by their own hand.
The Deliverance. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#25. One may detest the wickedness of a brother without hating him. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#26. Over all life broods Poesy, like the calm blue sky with its motherly, rebuking face. She is the great reformer, and where the love of her is strong and healthy, wickedness and wrong cannot long prevail. - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#27. Insanity has excuses; wickedness has not. - Author: Ariana Franklin
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#28. Present-Day Wickedness, Apostasy and Modern Civilization Cannot Prevent Revival. - Author: John R. Rice
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#29. Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak. - Author: Code Of Hammurabi 1772 B.C.
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#30. The mercy of heaven is greater than you or your sins. Let your sadness be dispersed by its glorious beams. Do not let apathy prevent you from seizing the moment for repentance. It matters not how wickedness has flourished. Divine grace can flourish still more abundantly. - Author: Christopher St John
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#31. The late Dr. Harry Ironside once said, "Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions." To be sure, we must deplore wickedness, evil, and wrongdoing, but our commendable intolerance of sin too often develops into a deplorable intolerance of sinners. Jesus hates sin but loves the sinner. - Author: Billy Graham
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#32. Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#33. The only effective antidote to the wickedness around us is to live differently from this moment forward. - Author: Philip Yancey
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#34. The dead are all holy, even they that were base and wicked while alive. Their baseness and wickedness was not they, was but the heavy and unmanageable environment that lay round them. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#35. Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#36. Wickedness is too common in the world
for us to think much of why and wherefore.
It is more natural to ask about the rarer thing
and wonder why people sometimes do good. - Author: Barry Unsworth
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#37. Let us be honest: most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked around the house with a saintly expression. - Author: Beverley Nichols
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#38. Oh, I wouldn't have minded its being heretical. I can stand wickedness, but I can't stand foolishness, - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#39. A preached immorality is more to be punished than an immoral action. You arrive at murder through love or through hate; you propagandize murder only through wickedness. - Author: Italo Svevo
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#40. The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#41. He was simply an early lover of humanity, and that he adopted the monastic life was simply because at that time it struck him, so to say, as the ideal escape for his soul struggling from the darkness of worldly wickedness to the light of love. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#42. Isn't that the way God works? She'd thought. He takes the things in our lives that are ugly, disgusting, and downright wicked, and transforms them into something magnificent. - Author: J.E.B. Spredemann
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#43. throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; You love righteousness and hate wickedness. - Author: Bart D. Ehrman
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#44. Wickedness arrays itself in fair garments, and imitates the language of holiness; but the precepts of Jesus, like His famous scourge of small cords, chase it out of the temple, and will not tolerate it in the Church. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#45. People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#46. One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#47. Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation. - Author: John Jay Chapman
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#48. The form of godliness may exist with secret and with open wickedness, but the power of godliness cannot. - Author: Phillips Brooks
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#49. According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men. - Author: Jonathan Mayhew
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#50. It is wickedness when you receive blessing and not giving blessing to people. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#51. The Christian who will sit with sealed lips when his Master is assailed, when religion is attacked, when wickedness is broached and defended, when truth is denounced, is a denier of his Lord, as guilty as Simon Peter in Pilate's hall. - Author: Theodore L. Cuyler
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#52. There is no less wickedness potentially in the tamest sinner on earth, than in the devils themselves, and that one day thou, whoever thou art, wilt show to purpose, if God prevent thee not by his renewing grace. Thou - Author: William Gurnall
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#53. This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#54. Life's a lot different from what people pretend. That's why pretending is fun. I used to think it was some special wickedness of my own that made such queer things happen. Now I'm beginning to guess that everybody's like that. - Author: Christopher Morley
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#55. Hint at the existence of wickedness in a light, easy, and agreeable manner, so that nobody's fine feelings may be offended. - Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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#56. It must now atone in blood for its complicity in wickedness. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#57. The smug mask of virtue triumphant could be almost as horrible as the face of wickedness revealed. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#58. In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover, and wickedness insensibly open, cultivate and improve. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#59. When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian. - Author: Billy Sunday
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#60. For the wickedness of the world is so great you have to run your legs off in order to avoid having them stolen from under you. - Author: Bertolt Brecht
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#61. He whose wickedness is very great brings himself down to that state where his enemy wishes him to be, as a creeper does with the tree which it surrounds. - Author: Anonymous
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#62. I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. - Author: Solomon
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#63. Wickedness is a wonderfully diligent architect of misery, of shame, accompanied with terror, and commotion, and remorse, and endless perturbation. - Author: Plutarch
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#64. The wickedness of mankind makes it necessary for the law to suppose them better than they really are. - Author: Baron De Montesquieu
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#65. How ridiculous not to flee from one's own wickedness, which is possible, yet endeavour to flee from another's, which is not. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#66. 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. - Author: William Wilberforce
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#67. O r simple ones, learn s prudence; O t fools, learn sense. 6 Hear, for I will speak u noble things, and from my lips will come v what is right, 7 for my w mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. - Author: Anonymous
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#68. There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#69. The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#70. Cato requested old men not to add the disgrace of wickedness to old age, which was accompanied with many other evils. - Author: Plutarch
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#71. Natural affection is one thing," said Miss Ramsbottom, "and I hope I've got as much of it as anyone. But I won't stand for wickedness. Wickedness has to be destroyed. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#72. -the wind called a mordant note through the sickly trees while other less explicable sounds scraped up the beach-head toward him-waiting for the unknown wickedness to arrive. - Author: Nick Cutter
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#73. We must repay goodness and wickedness: but why exactly to the person who has done us a good or a wicked turn? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#74. The wickedness of the world was a part of creation, I knew this, and the Angel of Death had been created on that day when life first appeared, yet i was embittered, I wept for what i had lost and what the world had lost and would yet lose again. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#75. Fretting rises from our determination to have our own way. Our Lord never worried and was never anxious, because His purpose was never to accomplish His own plans but to fulfill God's plans. Fretting is wickedness for a child of God. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#76. Lend your light to the blind. Why should the wickedness of men irritate you, when it is only blindness? - Author: Eugenio Maria De Hostos
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#77. God Himself even "forgets" the wickedness committed by those whom He has forgiven. That's why it is never too late to clean up your life. - Author: James C. Dobson
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#78. The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News of Jesus into the bad news of religion. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
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#79. A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith; spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism; and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical. - Author: Conrad Black
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#80. There is nothing to be got in the world anywhere; privation and pain pervade it, and boredom lies in wait at every corner for those who have escaped them. Moreover, wickedness usually reigns, and folly does all the talking. Fate is cruel, and human beings are pathetic. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#81. She disinterred the wickedness in normality, cataloguing the ways conformity and repression tip into psychosis, persecution, and paranoia, into cruelty and its masochistic, injury-cherishing twin. Like - Author: Shirley Jackson
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#82. Often tales of valiant deeds lighten the heart," said Brandegan. "They give hope, for they remind us that not all forces in the world work wickedness. - Author: Julius Bailey
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#83. My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#84. Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world. - Author: Professor Griff
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#85. Real joy and happiness come from living in such a way that our Heavenly Father will be pleased with us ... One cannot break God's commandments and be happy. We should remember the scripture, "Wickedness never was happiness" - Author: W. Eugene Hansen
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#86. In wickedness the haughty man and the weakling meet. But they misunderstand one another. I know you. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#87. There seems to be no end to the senseless wickedness done on this little planet in a minor solar system, and we puny mortals appear to be decreasing in importance so far as the universe is concerned. - Author: Alec Guinness
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#88. Thou art beautiful because God created thee, but thou art a slave to sin ... wickedness has made you ugly. - Author: George MacDonald
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#89. Do not become angry and furious ...
for those two emotions lead to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Hellfire. - Author: Sufyan Al-Thawri
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#90. 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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#91. When they throw the water on the witch, she says, "Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness". That line inspired my life. I sometimes say it to myself before I go to sleep, like a prayer. - Author: John Waters
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#92. Raped at age nine by a relative and pregnant at 14 Oprah Winfrey,
like many others have experienced the wickedness and brutality of
our society. Sadly, it's an environment where blood lines no longer
hold. - Author: Oche Otorkpa
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#93. Maybe violent wickedness can be decapitated, but stupidity has too many heads. - Author: Andre Glucksmann
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#94. They said there was no rest for the wicked. In fact, there was rest neither for the virtuous nor the wicked, nor for guys like Billy, who were uncommitted regarding the whole idea of virtue versus wickedness and who were just trying to do their jobs. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#95. However wickedness outstrips men, it has no wings to fly from God. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#96. We're living in an unprecedented day (when) evil is no longer evil. We've changed the terminology
iniquity is now infirmity; wickedness is now weakness; devilry is now deficiency. - Author: Leonard Ravenhill
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#97. The way to wickedness is always through wickedness. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#98. 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? - Author: Alice Von Hildebrand
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#99. As all our wickedness consists in turning away from our Creator, so all our goodness consists in uniting ourselves with Him. - Author: Alphonsus Liguori
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#100. All wickedness comes from weakness. The child is wicked only because he is weak. Make him strong; he will be good. He who could do everything would never do harm. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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