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“We must renounce the gambit of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – even in its inverted form. We must acknowledge that misapprehensions abound, that violence is to be found everywhere, and that our partial understanding of violence by no means assures us victory over it.” — René Girard, Violence and the Sacred

These violent ends

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True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. – Baltasar Gracián

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils.” – Baltasar Gracián

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. – J.R.R. Tolkien

“I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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The greatest good you can do for another, is not to share your own riches, but to reveal to him, his own. – Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli on the greatest good you can do for another

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Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The past is our definition. we may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. – Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry on escaping the past

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent. – Mahatma Gandhi

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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We should not look down on work nor look down on our early works as failures. To fail is to give up. But you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on. Work is done. If good, you learn from it. If bad, you learn even more. Work done and behind you is a lesson to be studied. There is no failure unless one stops. ― Ray Bradbury

“…you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on…” – Ray Bradbury

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