Dark things have always existed but they used to be in a proper balance with good when life was slower.
It must be remembered that there is no real reason to expect anything in particular from mankind; good and evil are local expedients—or their lack—and not in any sense cosmic truths or laws.
To what is good I open the doors of my being, and jealously shut them against what is bad. Such is the force of this beautiful and wilful conviction, it carries itself in the face of all opposition. I am never discouraged by absence of good. I never can be argued into hopelessness.
There was nothing on earth so good that it had not something nasty about its first origin.[На земле нет ничего хорошего, что в своём первоисточнике не имело бы гадости.]