Wickedness

A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on stories, storytelling, women, princesses, witches, stepmothers, mermaids, fairy godmothers, wickedness, and beauty

Tell me the story...
It was a woman.
You always say that.
There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good.
Is that the complete list?
Then there is the woman you love.
Who's she?
That's another story.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: Lighthousekeeping, Pages: 73

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on humanity, sin, wickedness, foolishness, set it right, and rationality

No man treats a motorcar as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin; he does not say, 'You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.' He attempts to find out what is wrong and to set it right.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Julianne

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on wickedness and possible

How ridiculous not to flee from one's own wickedness, which is possible, yet endeavor to flee from another's, which is not.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Socrates on the apology, wickedness, death, and virtue

“It is not difficult to avoid death…it is much more difficult to avoid wickedness, for it runs faster than death.”

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

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