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Quotations About / On: EVIL

  • 71.
    Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 532, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 402, "The Judge," (1879).)
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  • 72.
    The face of "evil" is always the face of total need.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. Evergreen Review (Jan./Feb. 1960). Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness (1959). The essay was later published as the introduction to The Naked Lunch in the 1962 edition.)
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  • 73.
    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    (Raoul Walsh, U.S. screen writer. Frisco Doll (Mae West), Klondike Annie, her philosophy of life (1936).)
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  • 74.
    There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
    (Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table-Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).)
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  • 75.
    If you speak evil, you will soon be worse spoken of.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 721.)
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  • 76.
    "Evil men have no songs."MHow is it then that the Russians have songs?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 62, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 22 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889). The adage derives from Johann Gottfried Seume's poem, "Songs.")
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  • 77.
    The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Suppliants, l. 327.)
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  • 78.
    That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil:Min this the Vedanta philosophy and Heraclitus are my predecessors.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 11, p. 201, selection 26[193], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to SummerFall 1884.)
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  • 79.
    When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I never tried before.
    (Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. As Frisco Doll, in the film Klondike Annie (1936).)
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  • 80.
    There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 269 (1678).)
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