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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on belief, corruption, dedication, destruction, devil, evil, needs, and temptation

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, evil, facts, feeling, and people

Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on duty, evil, good, lies, principles, science, and work

Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human duty.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on evil

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They that know no evil will suspect none.

Ben Jonson

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on evil

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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on conflict, desires, discovery, errors, evil, failure, knowledge, needs, tragedy, and virtue

You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 744)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on corruption, death, envy, evil, fortune, life, mind, money, needs, power, reason, virtue, wealth, and world

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth - the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on choice, desires, destruction, evil, force, men, morality, and sharing

So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. . . . When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him by force. It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who starts its use. No, I do not share his evil or sink to his concept of morality: I merely grant him his choice, destruction, the only destruction he had the right to choose: his own.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on belief, consequences, desires, effort, emotion, errors, evil, good, mind, problems, reality, reason, responsibility, sacrifice, and women

That woman and all those like her keep evading the thoughts which they know to be good. You keep pushing out of your mind the thoughts which you believe to be evil. They do it, because they want to avoid effort. You do it, because you won't permit yourself to consider anything that would spare you. They indulge their emotions at any cost. You sacrifice your emotions as the first cost of any problem. They are willing to bear nothing. You are willing to bear anything. They keep evading responsibility. You keep assuming it. But don't you see that the essential error is the same? Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason whatever, has disastrous consequences. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think. Don't ignore your own desires. Don't sacrifice them. Examine their cause. There is a limit to how much you should have to bear.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 389)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, endurance, evil, goals, leadership, motives, murder, needs, power, sacrifice, satisfaction, suicide, support, survival, and virtue

Did you ask me to name man's motive power? Man's motive power is his moral code. Ask yourself where their code is leading you and what it offers you as your final goal. A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. A viler evil than to throw a man into a sacrificial furnace, is to demand that he leap in, of his own will, and that he build the furnace, besides. By their own statement, it is they who need you and have nothing to offer you in return. By their own statement, you must support them because they cannot survive without you. Consider the obscenity of offering their impotence and their need - their need of you - as a justification for your torture. Are you willing to accept it? Do you care to purchase - at the price of your great endurance, at the price of your agony - the satisfaction of the needs of your own destroyers?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 423-4)

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