„Fundamentally, however, there is neither good nor evil; this is all based on human concepts. In the universe there exists neither good nor evil, because everything has been created in accordance with immutable laws. the divine principles are reflected in these laws, and only through knowing these laws will we be able to get close to the divine.“

—  Franz Bardon, livro Initiation Into Hermetics, Initiation Into Hermetics (1956), p. 27.
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—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
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„This would have happened even if the intention had been to get all bad men, for the reason that man reaches perfection neither in good nor in evil“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
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