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Random quote of the day:

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

—Albert Camus, The Plague (tr. Stuart Gilbert)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“All the concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil.”

—Sophocles, The Sons of Aleus, Fragment 77 (tr. Loeb Classical Library)

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Random quote of the day: 

“The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even—if you will—eccentricity. That is, something that can’t be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn’t be happy with.”

—Joseph Brodsky, “A College Commencement Address,” Less Than One: Selected Essays

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Random quote of the day:

“Evil isn’t particular about its personnel. She didn’t think it worked the same way for the good guys. Only one Lincoln, only one Gandhi.”

—Laura Lippman, In A Strange City

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Nothing is so beautiful and wonderful, nothing is so continually fresh and surprising, so full of sweet and perpetual ecstasy, as the good. No desert is so dreary, monotonous, and boring as evil. This is the truth about authentic good and evil. With fictional good and evil it is the other way round.  Fictional good is boring and flat, while fictional evil is varied and intriguing, attractive, profound, and full of charm.”

—Simone Weil, Morality and Literature

 

 


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Random quote of the day:

 

“Evil people are not dumb.  They simply use the power of their mind to cut off their conscience.”

—General Romeo Dallaire, quoted by Scott Simon, “Evil in Mumbai,” National Public Radio, Nov. 29, 2008

 


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Random quote of the day:

 

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

—Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

 

 


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Random quote of the day:

“Boredom is the root of all evil—the despairing refusal to be oneself.”

—Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

 

 

I couldn’t really verify this quote. It’s widely propagated on the interdweebs and is probably a corruption or an alternate translation of something that appeared in the essay “Crop Rotation” (or, alternately translated, “Rotation of Crops”) in Kierkegaard’s book, Either/Or. I think this one is pithier than the quote I could verify: “Boredom is the root of evil; it is that which must be held off.” I can never resist a good pith, so I decided to use the one above.

(Thanks to handworn for calling my attention to this quote.)

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Random quote of the day:

 

“There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil.  The triumph of anything is a matter of organization.  If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

 

 

 

 

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