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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on evil

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It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charles W. Chestnutt on control, evil, and force

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.

Charles W. Chestnutt

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A Quote by Charles Simmons on evil, heart, and mind

Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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A Quote by Charles Simmons on decisions, evil, and misfortune

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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A Quote by Charles S. Milligan on evil, good, guests, life, theater, and time

Now I am not joining in the hue and cry again the dramatist's picturization or against the arts of our time. This theme [evil] often makes very good theater, but what makes good theater does not necessarily make for a good life. I think Macbeth is great, but I am not eager to be the Macbeths' house guest.

Charles S. Milligan

Source: 1963

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A Quote by Charles Horton Cooley on affection, age, children, evil, home, impulses, morality, nature, power, sharing, simplicity, success, tact, understanding, usefulness, and world

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley (1864 - 1929)

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on evil, men, temper, and worth

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on evil, good, improvement, men, and nature

Every man, however obscure, however far removed from the general recognition, is one of a group of men impressible for good, and impressible for evil, and it is in the nature of things that he cannot really improve himself without in some degree improving other men.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on age, belief, darkness, despair, direction, evil, foolishness, good, heaven, hope, incredulity, seasons, present, and wisdom

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: opening line of A Tale of Two Cities

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on blindness, design, evil, good, indifference, observation, purpose, and universe

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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