„Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.“

—  Hesiod, buch Werke und Tage

Variant translation: Oft hath even a whole city reaped the evil fruit of a bad man.
Quelle: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 240.

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„The supposedly sacred fables in the Bible describe God as creating evil intentionally, of consorting with evil, being compelled by evil, and of gambling with the devil -with human suffering as the desired outcome. In fact, God is depicted as being almost entirely evil himself, throughout the entire cluster of repugnant horror stories.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962

Patheos, A Letter to a Certain Christian http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/2013/10/12/a-letter-to-a-certain-christian/ (October 12, 2013)

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„Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.“

—  Anton Chekhov, buch Three Years

Three Years (1895)

Juvenal Foto

„We are now suffering the evils of a long peace. Luxury, more deadly than war, broods over the city, and avenges a conquered world.“
Nunc patimur longae pacis mala, saevior armis luxuria incubuit victumque ulciscitur orbem.

—  Juvenal, buch Satires

VI, line 292.
Satires, Satire VI

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„It has often been said that every man who has suffered misfortunes prefers to be himself, even with his misfortunes, rather than to be someone else without them.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), I : The Man of Flesh and Bone
Kontext: It has often been said that every man who has suffered misfortunes prefers to be himself, even with his misfortunes, rather than to be someone else without them. For unfortunate men, when they preserve their normality in their misfortune — that is to say, when they endeavor to persist in their own being — prefer misfortune to non-existence. For myself I can say that when a as a youth, and even as a child, I remained unmoved when shown the most moving pictures of hell, for even then nothing appeared to me quite so horrible as nothingness itself. It was a furious hunger of being that possessed me, an appetite for divinity, as one of our ascetics [San Juan de los Angeles] has put it.

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

—  Mary Wollstonecraft, buch A Vindication of the Rights of Men

A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)

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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 English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer 1797 - 1851

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

Walt Whitman Foto

„The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

Song of the Broad-Axe
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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Jordan Peterson Foto

„Evil is the conscious desire to produce suffering where suffering is not necessary“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

Concepts

Hamid Karzai Foto

„On the security front the entire Nato exercise was one that caused Afghanistan a lot of suffering, a lot of loss of life, and no gains because the country is not secure.“

—  Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan 1957

Quoted on BBC News, "Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai says Nato caused 'great suffering'" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24433433, (October 7, 2013).
2013

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„Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches (1974), Chelsea House, Volume IV: 1922–1928, p. 3462 ISBN 0835206939
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„Suffering willingly endured is stronger than evil, it spells death to evil.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Quelle: Discipleship (1937), Revenge, p. 142.
Kontext: Jesus bluntly calls the evil person evil. If I am assailed, I am not to condone or justify aggression. Patient endurance of evil does not mean a recognition of its rights. That is sheer sentimentality, and Jesus will have nothing to do with it. The shameful assault, the deed of violence and the act of exploitation are still evil. … The very fact that the evil which assaults him is unjustifiable makes it imperative that he should not resist it, but play it out and overcome it by patiently enduring the evil person. Suffering willingly endured is stronger than evil, it spells death to evil.

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„In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Menschliches, Allzumenschliches

... die Hoffnung: sie ist in Wahrheit das übelste der Übel, weil sie die Qual der Menschen verlängert.
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Variante: Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Quelle: Human, All Too Human (1878)

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„A man who wishes to act entirely up to his professions of virtue soon meets with what destroys him among so much that is evil.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Der Fürst

Original: (it) Un uomo che voglia fare in tutte le parti professione di buono, conviene che rovini fra tanti che non sono buoni.
Variante: A man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good.
Quelle: The Prince (1513), Ch. 15; translated by W. K. Marriot

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„Every man has within himself the entire human condition“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

Book III, Ch. 2
Essais (1595), Book III
Variante: Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.

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„Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible.“

—  G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949

In Search of the Miraculous (1949)
Kontext: Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name is legion.

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