A Quote by Herodotus on courage, boldness, bravery, brave, bold, indifference, fear, cowardly, coward, evil, and risk

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on action, accountablility, evil, and social justice

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by Janet Finch on good, evil, self motivated, artist, thinker, original mind, and destiny

The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself...If evil means to be self motivated, to be the center of one's own universe, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers. To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods.

This is mankind's destiny, the engine with fuels us as a race.

Janet Finch

Source: White Oleander

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on evil, dishonesty, and virtue

Then no rightful cause was left, and the pain of anger was turning into the shameful pain of submission.  He had no right to condemn anyone - he thought - to denounce anything, to fight and die joyously, claiming the sanctity of virtue.  The broken promises, the unconfessed desires, the betrayal, the deceit, the lies, the fraud - he was guilty of them all.  What form of corruption could he scorn?  Degrees do not matter, he thought; one does not bargain about inches of evil.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 303

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A Quote by Alexander Solzhenitsyen on evil, good, heart, human, and human being

If only it were all so simple, if only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.  But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being, and who is willing to destroy a piece of their own heart?

Alexander Solzhenitsyen

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A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on abstraction, evil, africa, sierra leone, and where most evil begins

This extravagant dwelling, as domineering as it was distant, brought home to me the intimateconnection between tyranny and abstraction, and put me in mind of John Berger's observation that "abstraction's capacity to ignore what is real is undoubtedly where most evil begins."

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone

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A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on paradox, heart, feelings, evil, healing, and soul

...once again we face a paradox, for it appears
that softening your heart and gently tending its wounds
will protect you from evil.
Building a fortress and defending yourself behind it will
only make you more vulnerable.
Healing your own heart is the single
most powerful thing you can do
to change the world.
Your own transformation will enable you to withdraw
so completely from evil
that you contribute to it by not one word, one thought, or one breath.
This healing process is like recovering your soul.

Deepak Chopra

Source: The Deeper Wound Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering, 2001

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on war, peace, necessity, evil, goodness, and jimmy carter

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

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A Quote by Socrates on evil, soul, and words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on aim, doubt, emptiness, evil, greatness, happiness, men, philosophy, and thinking

Philosophy takes as her aim the state of happiness...she shows us what are real and what are only apparent evils. She strips men's minds of empty thinking, bestows a greatness that is solid and administers a check to greatness where it is puffed up and all an empty show; she sees that we are left no doubt about the difference between what is great and what is bloated.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

Contributed by: Zaady

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