„What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?“

—  Libba Bray, buch Rebel Angels

Quelle: Rebel Angels

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Libba Bray Foto
Libba Bray
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1964

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C.G. Jung Foto

„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.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Attributed but thus far unverified

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Foto
Franz Kafka Foto

„There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.“

—  Franz Kafka, buch Die Zürauer Aphorismen

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The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
Kontext: There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
One can disintegrate the world by means of very strong light. For weak eyes the world becomes solid, for still weaker eyes it seems to develop fists, for eyes weaker still it becomes shamefaced and smashes anyone who dares to gaze upon it.

Paulo Coelho Foto

„If Evil exists, it’s to be found in our fears“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Adultery

Quelle: Adultery

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André Malraux Foto

„The ordinary man puts up a struggle against all that is not himself, whereas it is against himself, in a limited but all-essential field, that the artist has to battle.“

—  André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976

Part III, Chapter III
Les voix du silence [Voices of Silence] (1951)

Friedrich Kellner Foto

„Every person has the choice between Good and Evil. Choose Good, and stand against those who would choose Evil.“

—  Friedrich Kellner German Justice inspector 1885 - 1970

“Welt muss mehr denn je diese Botschaft hören,” Giessener Allgemeine Zeitung, Giessen, Germany, April 12, 2005.
Attributed

Adolfo Bioy Casares Foto

„Is there any difference between our desires becoming reality, and our desiring what is already real? What matters is that our will and reality agree with one another.“

—  Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999

"¿No es lo mismo que suceda lo que deseamos, que desear lo que suceda? Lo que importa es que nuestra voluntad y los sucesos estén de acuerdo."
La otra aventura, 1968.

Edward Heath Foto

„This is the new imperialism, and I am against the new imperialism. It is not our job to go throwing our forces around the world and saying 'This is an evil man and so on.“

—  Edward Heath Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–1974) 1916 - 2005

Remarks on the Gulf War on ITV, On the Record (3 February 1991), quoted in The Times (4 February 1991), p. 5.
Post-Prime Ministerial

Lisa See Foto
Jean De La Fontaine Foto

„Tis thus we heed no instincts but our own;
Believe no evil till the evil's done.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

Nous n'écoutons d'instincts que ceux qui sont les nôtres,
Et ne croyons le mal que quand il est venu.
Book I (1668), fable 8.
Fables (1668–1679)

W. H. Auden Foto
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René Descartes Foto
George Orwell Foto

„The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

"No, Not One," The Adelphi (October 1941), p. 7 http://books.google.com/books?id=hdwYAQAAIAAJ&q=%22The+choice+before+human+beings%22&pg=PA7#v=onepage- 8 http://books.google.com/books?id=hdwYAQAAIAAJ&q=%22is+not+as+a+rule+between+good+and+evil+but+between+two+evils%22&pg=PA8#v=onepage
Kontext: The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils. You can let the Nazis rule the world: that is evil; or you can overthrow them by war, which is also evil. There is no other choice before you, and whichever you choose you will not come out with clean hands.

Andrzej Sapkowski Foto
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