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


Mary Wollstonecraft

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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks
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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he just mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
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It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph.
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It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph.
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No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
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He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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He who does evil to others, does it to himself.
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Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
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He is evil by his very nature.
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MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
The scene of my existence is closed & though there be no pleasure in retracing the scenes that have ...
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what was in their min...
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
Live, and be happy, and make others so.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, ...
MARY CLEMMER (MARY CLEMMER AMES)
The Indian Summer, the dead Summer's soul.
MARY CLEMMER (MARY CLEMMER AMES)
To serve thy generation, this thy fate: "Written in water," swiftly fades thy name; But he who...
MARY CLEMMER (MARY CLEMMER AMES)
A shining isle in a stormy sea, We seek it ever with smiles and sighs; To-day is sad. In the ...
MARY CLEMMER (MARY CLEMMER AMES)
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
MARY OLIVER
Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts.
MARY HAYS
Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.
MARY RENAULT
Genius . . . arises in the natural, aboriginal concern for the conscious unity of all phenomena.
MARY AUSTIN
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
MARY SCHMICH
Congress
MARY MCCARTHY
The decent, strong person had to do decent, strong things like love unlovable people and keep peace ...
MARY CONNEALY
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wron...
MARY HEMINGWAY
If you pray for rain, be prepared to deal with some mud.
MARY ENGLEBREIT
I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
MARY MONTAGU
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
MARY BROWNE
It's a marathon, not a sprint. I actually feel like I come to work stronger when I've had a ...
MARY BARRA
Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilder...
MARY OLIVER
It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other...
MARY PICKFORD
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the...
MARY PICKFORD
We exist in this weirdly schizo culture, where sex is everywhere in the media, and yet, at the same ...
MARY ROACH
As soon as I check into a hotel, I get butt naked and I watch super trash TV like 'Storage Wars&...
MARY LAMBERT
That's why fame freaks me out in a lot of ways - because how genuine of a connection can you hav...
MARY LAMBERT
I think no matter how you think about your music, you're ultimately in the music 'business.&...
MARY LAMBERT
Being in Los Angeles is this brutal awakening, where I feel not good enough as soon as I walk into a...
MARY LAMBERT
There is so much shame and guilt in our society, and I think it has deprived a lot of people from li...
MARY LAMBERT
I know how I want to operate as an artist. And that is by having an honest, genuine dialogue about t...
MARY LAMBERT
There's this idea that when you make a certain amount of money that you should be staying at fou...
MARY LAMBERT
To be honest, I used to hate shopping. I rarely left a store without crying, cursing my body, and sw...
MARY LAMBERT
Win or lose, I'll feel good about myself. That's what is important.
MARY DOCTER
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
MARY ENGELBREIT
I have a big thing with eye contact, because I think as soon as you make eye contact with somebody, ...
MARY LAMBERT
Treat others as you wish to be treated. Don't just be nice, but be kind to other people. That ca...
MARY LAMBERT
Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away...
MARY MCCARTHY
I hardened my heart against all the Bennets. - Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
MARY STREET
Elizabeth’s tears had wrung my heart: I longed to enfold her in my arms, to comfort her, but I kne...
MARY STREET
As for Elizabeth Bennet, our chief reason for accepting her point of view as a reflection of her aut...
MARY LASCELLES
Chicago is constantly auditioning for the world, determined that one day, on the streets of Barcelon...
MARY SCHMICH
When I am there at our global product development centers, I am meeting with the design team and rev...
MARY BARRA
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
MARY ASTOR
Walks work for me. I enter some arena that is neither conscious or unconscious.
MARY OLIVER
If dysfunction means that a family doesn't work, then every family ambles into some arena in whi...
MARY KARR
I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it b...
MARY MCCORMACK
Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.
MARY BERRY
Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, draw...
MARY GARDEN
For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block.
MARY GARDEN
A person without a memory is either a child or an amnesiac. A country without a memory is neither a ...
MARY ASTOR
It's not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness.
MARY ASTOR
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
MARY QUANT
When I walk down the boardwalk, people stop me and say, 'Oh, your house is the one that glows.&#...
MARY MATALIN
My mother always read to me as a child. I really believe that bonding time between a parent and chil...
MARY ENGELBREIT
On an average day, we allow ourselves the fiction that we own a piece of our workplace. That's p...
MARY SCHMICH
The test of man is how well he is able to feel about what he thinks. The test of a woman is how we...
MARY MCDOWELL
Young writers often mistakenly choose a certain vein or style based on who they want to be, unconsci...
MARY KARR
The Stoughton tornado was probably a motivator as well, because that could just as easily have been ...
MARY AUSTIN
What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, bu...
MARY AUSTIN