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Good and Evil Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about good and evil
  1. #1
    Those who are good will qualify themselves.
  2. #2
    “The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones.”
  3. #3
    “Maybe we all have in us a secret pond where evil and ugly things germinate and grow strong. But this culture is fenced, and the swimming brood climbs up only to fall back. Might it not be that in the dark pools of some men the evil grows strong enough to wriggle over the fence and swim free?”
  4. #4
    “We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal.”
  5. #5
    “Her gifts were mixed with good and evil both.”
  6. #6
    Good never come of such evil, a happier end was not in nature to so unhappy a beginning.
  7. #7
    Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good.
  8. #8
    For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.
  9. #9
    “Things which are equally bad are also equally good. Try to look at the bright side of things.”
  10. #10
    “There is a little good in all evil.”
  11. #11
    I confess I have yet to learn that a lesson of the purest good may not be drawn from the vilest evil.
  12. #12
    “You must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by God’s grace, the shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it.”
  13. #13
    “Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear.”
  14. #14
    “There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.”
  15. #15
    “All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.”
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