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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday--Good vs. Evil

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is quotes about good vs. evil. With all the tragedy that's happened in the world over the past week both in Boston and in Texas, I thought it an appropriate subject.

The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.--Maria Montessori

All human beings are comingled out of good and evil.--Robert Louis Stevenson

The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear!--Jeffrey R. Holland

And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo--that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.--Joyce Carol Oates

If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence. But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. Situations arise and we are confronted with wrongdoing and the need to act.--John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

Which is your favorite quote about good vs. evil? Do you have one to add?

1 comment:

  1. This is the epitome of so many stories, isn't it? And who shall win? Great quotes.