„Said Saint Augustine, 'The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.' The Republican Party under Bush did the devil's work. Bar the sainted Ron Paul, not a dog of a Republican lifted his leg in protest of the unjust war on Iraq. To embark on the good, the GOP must come clean about the bad.“

"Making America great means exposing 'W'," http://praag.org/?p=21693 Praag.org, February 20, 2016.
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„The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Tractates on the Gospel of John; tractate XII on John 3:6-21, § 13 https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1701012.htm

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„It should be noted that hatred is acquired as much by good works as by bad ones, therefore, as I said before, a prince wishing to keep his state is very often forced to do evil.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, livro O Príncipe

Si deve notare che l'odio si acquista così mediante le buone opere, come le triste; e però, come io dissi di sopra, volendo un Principe mantenere lo Stato, è spesso forzato a non esser buono.
Fonte: The Prince (1513), Ch. 19

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„I am neither a saint nor a theologian. To me, good works are more important than theology. We all know that religion has been historically, and still is today, a cause of great evil as well as great good in human affairs.“

—  Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923

Progress In Religion (2000)
Contexto: I am neither a saint nor a theologian. To me, good works are more important than theology. We all know that religion has been historically, and still is today, a cause of great evil as well as great good in human affairs. We have seen terrible wars and terrible persecutions conducted in the name of religion. We have also seen large numbers of people inspired by religion to lives of heroic virtue, bringing education and medical care to the poor, helping to abolish slavery and spread peace among nations. Religion amplifies the good and evil tendencies of individual souls.

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„Declarations about war and politics are not fitting for an artist, who must give his attention to his creations and his works.“

—  Richard Strauss German composer and orchestra director 1864 - 1949

Quotation made in an article published in 1914. Strauss had refused to sign the Manifesto of German artists and intellectuals supporting the German role in the war. Other signatories included Strauss' friends and colleagues, such as Max Reinhardt, Richard Dehmel, Max Liebermann, Engelbert Humperdink and Felix Wiengartner. The original article quoting Strauss was by Richard Specht, and is quoted by Romain Rolland in his diary entry, found on page 160 of Richard Strauss and Romain Rolland, edited by Rollo Myers, Calder and boyars, London, 1989.
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„If you depart from evil but fail to do good, you transgress the law, which is fulfilled not simply by abominating evil deeds but also by performing good works’“

—  Pelagius British monk 360 - 420

On Virginity 6.1

[Harrison, Carol, Truth in a Heresy?, The Expository Times, 2016, 112, 3, 78–82, 10.1177/001452460011200302]
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„When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

Tweet https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1029329583672307712 by President Trump about Omarosa Manigault, as quoted by CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/politics/trump-omarosa-attacks/index.html (August 14, 2018)
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„We are all part of some cosmic pattern, and this pattern works toward good and not evil.“

—  Henry Kuttner American author 1915 - 1958

Ardath in The Creature from Beyond Infinity (1940)
Short fiction
Contexto: We are all part of some cosmic pattern, and this pattern works toward good and not evil. It builds and does not destroy. So I shall go on in my search for a race where I can find kinship and happiness.

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„Iraq is an unjust war. I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

News conference at the Baptist World Alliance's centenary conference in Birmingham, England (30 July 2005), as quoted in "Carter: Iraq War is 'Unjust'" in FOX News (30 July 2005) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,164229,00.html
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„A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

537-539
Fruits of Solitude (1682), Part I
Contexto: A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. Some Folks think they may Scold, Rail, Hate, Rob and Kill too; so it be but for God's sake. But nothing in us unlike him, can please him.

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