Good & Evil

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.”
— John Wesley, 18th-century Anglican clergyman

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, 18th-century English political philosopher

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” — Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author

“Most people are good only so long as they believe others to be so.” — Friedrich Hebbel “No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.” — Juvenal, Roman writer

“The good ended happily and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” — Miss Prism to Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest”

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes nor between parties either — but right through the human heart.” — Alexandr Solzhenitzyn, 20th- century Russian Nobel Prize-winning novelist

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” — Mary Wollstonecraft, 19th-century English novelist

“Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.” — Denis Diderot, 18th- century French philosopher and writer