Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.
The human person, whose definition serves as the touchstone according to which good must be distinguished from evil, is considered as sacred, in what one might call the ritual sense of the word. It has something of that transcendental majesty which the churches of all times have given to their Gods.
Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.