To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.
The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being.
There is no possible source of evil except good.
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
I don't think good and evil are polarized.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.
A tree that can fill the span of a man's arms grows from a downy tip; A terrace nine storeys high rises from handfuls of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.