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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on evil, journeys, and life

Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on their road - Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on devil, evil, idleness, inaction, men, proverbs, and temptation

From its very inaction, idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever. The Turks have a proverb which says that the devil tempts all other men, but that idle men tempt the devil.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Catherine Marshall on appreciation, conflict, education, evil, existence, freedom, friendship, good, government, greed, happiness, hatred, idealism, ignorance, individuality, lies, life, lust, niceness, optimism, pain, people, philosophy, pove

Without realizing what was happening, most of us gradually came to take for granted the premises underlying the philosophy of optimism. We proceeded to live these propositions, though we would not have stated them as blandly as I set them forth here: Man is inherently good. Individual man can carve out his own salvation with the help of education and society through progressively better government. Reality and values worth searching for lie in the material world that science is steadily teaching us to analyze, catalogue, and measure. While we do not deny the existence of inner values, we relegate them to second place. The purpose of life is happiness, [which] we define in terms of enjoyable activity, friends, and the accumulation of material objects. The pain and evil of life - such as ignorance, poverty, selfishness, hatred, greed, lust for power - are caused by factors in the external world; therefore, the cure lies in the reforming of human institutions and the bettering of environmental conditions. As science and technology remove poverty and lift from us the burden of physical existence, we shall automatically become finer persons, seeing for ourselves the value of living the Golden Rule. In time, the rest of the world will appreciate the demonstration that the American way of life is best. They will then seek for themselves the good life of freedom and prosperity. This will be the greatest impetus toward an end of global conflict. The way to get along with people is to beware of religious dictums and dogma. The ideal is to be a nice person and to live by the Creed of Tolerance. Thus we offend few people. We live and let live. This is the American Way.

Catherine Marshall

Source: Beyond Ourselves

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on danger, evil, order, and promises

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: After the Catastrophe, 1945

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on evil and facts

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It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: After the Catastrophe (1945)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on deed, evil, thought, word, brahmin, and Holy Man

By whomsoever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin (holy man) who is guarded in these three.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Buddha's "Way of Virtue": A Translation of the Dhammapada from the Pali Text‎ - Page 80

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on action, desires, destruction, evil, faith, good, mind, needs, opportunity, peace, and speech

Freed by full realization and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 96-97

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on deed, evil, life, love, avoid, teaching, and poison

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada IX, 123

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A Quote by Brooks Atkinson on evil, good, life, men, and newspapers

The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.

Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984)

Source: "December 11," Once Around the Sun, (1951)

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A Quote by Brigham Young on evil, good, heart, and silence

Let not the tongue give utterance to the evil that is in thine heart, but command thy tongue to be silent until good shall prevail over evil.

Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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