Evil

502 – “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”

–Albert Einstein

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435 – “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy and sympathy, not religion.”

–anonymous

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385 – “[Some believe] it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

–Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking & pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with sensuality, abandoning thinking imbued with renunciation, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with sensuality. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with ill will, abandoning thinking imbued with non-ill will, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with ill will. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with harmfulness, abandoning thinking imbued with harmlessness, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with harmfulness.”

– Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha

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