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A Quote by W. J. Dawson on choice, evil, failure, god, good, and needs

You need not choose evil; but have only to fail to choose good, and you drift fast enough toward evil. You do not need to say, " I will be bad," you have only to say, "I will not choose God's choice," and the choice of evil is already settled.

W. J. Dawson

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom, evil, needs, vices, and work

Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on animals, envy, evil, and ignorance

I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom, children, evil, labor, and vices

"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on art, boredom, children, despair, evil, facts, habits, happiness, intelligence, joy, laws, life, losing, maturity, nobility, pain, passion, people, police, praise, rules, secrets, simplicity, slavery, society, stupidity, tr

They did not use swords, or keep slaves. They were not barbarians. I do not know the rules and laws of their society, but I suspect that they were singularly few. As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb. Yet I repeat that these were not simple folk, not dulcet shepherds, noble savages, bland utopians. They were not less complex than us. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold, we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy. How can I tell you about the people of Omelas? They were not naive and happy children - though their children were, in fact happy. They were mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by unknown on evil

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When confronted with two evils, a man will always choose the most attractive.

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A Quote by unknown on evil, punishment, and virtue

Virtue is not always rewarded nor evil punished.

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A Quote by unknown on conscience and evil

I am blessed if I have a tender conscience. I can discern what is evil and avoid it. If I do not let my conscience become hardened., I can shun evil as quickly as the eyelid closes itself against a speck of dust.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on blindness, certainty, evil, progress, and simplicity

Progress is a simple thing And all that it requires Is a certain moral blindness To the evil that transpires.

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A Quote by unknown on evil and world

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This is not a perfect world. In a perfect world, evil loses

unknown

Source: Deep Red

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