Therefore he gives man hope, in reality it is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.
There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia.[William Niles Rumfoord]
No one is born evil, just like no one is born alone. They become that way, through choice and circumstance.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
Choosing to be this or that is to affirm at the same time the value of what we choose, because we can never choose evil. We always choose the good, and nothing can he good for any of us unless it is good for all.
And as, in ethics, Evil is a consequence of Good, so, in fact, out of Joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are, have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.