„I know there’s evil in the world, and there always has been. But you don’t need to believe in Satan or demons to explain it. Human beings are perfectly capable of evil all by themselves.“

—  Tess Gerritsen, livro The Mephisto Club

Fonte: The Mephisto Club

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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—  Robert LeFevre American libertarian businessman 1911 - 1986

As quoted in Facets of Liberty: A Libertarian Primer, L.K. Samuels, editor, Freeland Press and Rampart Institute, Santa Ana: CA, Chap. 5, p. 70

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„I genuinely believe that the Catholic church is not, to put it at its mildest, a force for good in the world… We certainly don’t need the stigmatisation, the victimisation that leads to the playground bullying when people say: “You’re a disordered, morally evil individual.”“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

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„But you can't kill a demon because they're evil spirits, like a ghost.“

—  Jack T. Chick Christian comics writer 1924 - 2016

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„Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

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Contexto: Self-culture has been loudly and boastfully proclaimed as sufficient for all our ideals of perfection. But if we listen to the best men and women everywhere … they will say that science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.

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„Flagrant evils cure themselves by being flagrant.“

—  John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890

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—  Franz Kafka, livro The Blue Octavo Notebooks

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—  George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916

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—  Karl Marlantes Businessman, novelist 1944

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