evil

A Quote by Aleister Crowley on evil

in

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, 1929

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on evil and spirit

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on attitude, capitalism, careers, evil, future, preparation, students, success, suffering, and worship

The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Monthly Review, 1949

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on danger, evil, people, and world

The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alan Grant on choice, despair, evil, hell, kindness, magic, and reality

I don't know where hell is . . . another dimension, perhaps, or another plane of reality. As for getting there . . . it's a choice between sinning and being tricked by demons! It's a plane of evil . . . despair . . . and magic of the foulest kind

Alan Grant

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aeschylus on evil

in

I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Suppliant, 453

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aeschylus on evil, gifts, and god

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on evil, good, and judgment

The true rule in determining to embrace or reject anything is not whether it have any evil in it, but whether it have more of evil than of good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Representative Abraham Lincoln, remarks in the House, June 20, 1848.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on civilization, correction, evil, nations, and sympathy

To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on affliction, certainty, desires, direction, evil, faith, fear, generosity, god, grace, hell, hope, order, paradise, people, prophets, purity, sacred, sharing, sufi, virtue, work, and world

. . . Whoever adores Allah through the fears of the fires of hell or in order to gain Paradise, whoever invokes Him in order that his share in the goods of the world be enlarged, or so that people should turn their faces toward him in order that he be glorified, or to avoid the evil which an oppressor afflicts upon him; or further, if he has heard a hadith* of the Prophet according to which he who accomplishes a certain pious work, or recites a certain invocation, will receive from God some recompense - whoever does this, his adoration is tainted, and it will not be acceptable to God except by virtue of His grace and of His generosity. . . . God said, "Whoever hopes to encounter his Lord, let him do pious works and, in the adoration of his Lord, not associate any being with Him." (Koran 18:110) The things which I have mentioned are the "beings" which are associated with God. Now, God is, of all those that are associated in adoration, the One who absolutely transcends all association. That is why He prescribed to all His servants that they adore Him with a perfectly pure faith which implies the desire for no other recompense than His face. . . . *hadith: A saying of the Prophet transmitted outside the Qur'an through a chain of known intermediaries. There are two kinds of hadith: hadith qudsi (sacred sentence), a direct revelation, in which God speaks in the first person by the mouth of the Prophet, and hadith nabawi (prophetic sentence), an indirect revelation in which the Prophet speaks as himself. (Introduction to Sufism, p. 117)

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 4, pp. 37-38

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content