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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on earth, evil, good, justice, life, and play

To a chemist there is nothing impure on earth. The writer should be just as objective as the chemist; he should liberate himself from everyday subjectivity and acknowledge that manure piles play a highly respectable role in the landscape and that evil passions are every bit as much a part of life as good ones.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Maria Kiselyova, January 14, 1887

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A Quote by Annabella Milbanke on blessings, contempt, evil, feeling, good, humanity, impulses, inconsistency, losing, mind, misery, possessions, power, and regret

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke (1792 - 1860)

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A Quote by Anatole France on belief, evil, good, impossibility, indifference, laws, life, nature, principles, and reason

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on evil and good

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MANICHEISM, n. The ancient Persian doctrine of an incessant warfare between Good and Evil. When Good gave up the fight the Persians joined the victorious Opposition.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on evil and moderation

GLUTTON, n. A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on evil and sympathy

CONDOLE, v.i. To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on conservatism, evil, existence, liberals, and wishes

CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on evil

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CALLOUS, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, chance, clarity, direction, evil, good, harmony, nature, pride, reason, truth, and understanding

All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good; And spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 289.

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A Quote by Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt on destruction, evil, fate, freedom, and nature

Insight into universal nature provides an intellectual delight and sense of freedom that no blows of fate and no evil can destroy.

Alexander Humboldt (1769 - 1859)

Source: Statement, 1805

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