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A Quote by Brian Masters on charm and evil

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Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.

Brian Masters (1939 -)

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on beginning, body, buddhism, death, elderly, evil, future, good, immortality, life, mind, mortality, mountains, names, nature, past, purity, sacred, sage, sensuality, strength, and suffering

. . . this mind, through endless kalpas without beginning, has never varied. It has never lived or died, appeared or disappeared, increased or decreased. It's not pure or impure, good or evil, past or future. It's not true or false. It's not male or female. It doesn't appear as a monk or a layman, an elder or a novice, a sage or a fool, a buddha or a mortal. It strives for no realization and suffers no karma. It has no strength or form. It's like space. You can't possess it and you can't lose it. Its movements can't be blocked by mountains, rivers, or rock walls. . . . No karma can restrain this real body. But this mind is subtle and hard to see. It's not the same as the sensual mind. Everyone wants to see this mind, and those who move their hands and feet by its light are as many as the grains of sand along the Ganges, but when you ask them, they can't explain it. It's theirs to use. Why don't they see it? . . . Only the wise know this mind, this mind called dharma-nature, this mind called liberation. Neither life nor death can restrain this mind. Nothing can. It's also called the Unstoppable Tathagata, the Incomprehensible, the Sacred Self, the Immortal, the Great Sage. Its names vary but not its essence.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 21-23

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A Quote by Bodie Thoene on apathy and evil

Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.

Bodie Thoene

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on desires, evil, good, humility, and worship

Worship means reverence and humility. It means revering your real self and humbling delusions. If you can wipe out evil desires and harbor good thoughts, even if nothing shows, it's worship. Such form is its real form.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 105

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A Quote by Bob Thaves on evil and good

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It's not that Good doesn't triumph over Evil, it's that the point spread is too small.

Bob Thaves

Source: Caption from Frank & Ernest, 1993

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A Quote by Robert ‘Bob' Dole on evil

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One of my most often repeated quips was the one I made when former Presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon stood by each other at a White House event. 'There they are,' I said. 'See no evil, hear no evil, and . . . evil.'

Bob Dole (1923 -)

Source: Bob Dole in Great Political Wit : Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House, Doubleday

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on discovery and evil

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on conviction, evil, men, and religion

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on evil

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Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Billy Joel on evil, inspiration, and understanding

You may never understand How the stranger is inspired For he is not always evil, And he is not always wrong.

Billy Joel

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