“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
– Mohandas Gandhi
“What is evil? – Whatever springs from weakness.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”
– Joseph Conrad
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It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy
or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil.
And that no one knows the truth.
— Molly Ivans
Nature has no principles. She makes
no distinction between good and evil.
— Anatole France
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
— Robert Francis Kennedy
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.
– The Buddha
Note: I am not a religious person. But I do like to read things about Buddhism, and it has made me a calmer and better person. If any of you feel offended or think that I am trying to force the Buddhist quotes, proverbs and sayings, then I do apologize. -Don