„She had not yet decided whether to use her power for good… or for evil.“

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„She's so small, yet she contains so much evil.“

—  Christopher Moore, Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Zdroj: Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

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„It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

Il est à peu près impossible de constituer systématiquement une morale naturelle. La nature n'a pas de principes. Elle ne nous fournit aucune raison de croire que la vie humaine est respectable. La nature, indifférente, ne fait nulle distinction du bien et du mal.
La Révolte des Anges [The Revolt of the Angels] (1914), ch. XXVII

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„Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet ’tis Truth alone is strong,
And, albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng
Troops of beautiful, tall angels, to enshield her from all wrong.“

—  James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis

St. 6
The Present Crisis (1844)
Kontext: Hast thou chosen, O my people, on whose party thou shalt stand,
Ere the Doom from its worn sandals shakes the dust against our land?
Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet ’tis Truth alone is strong,
And, albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng
Troops of beautiful, tall angels, to enshield her from all wrong.

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„The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Speech in the House of Representatives (20 June 1848)
1840s
Kontext: The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good. There are few things wholly evil, or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.

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„When Fame, O monarch! good or evil tells,
Evil or good beyond the truth she swells.“

—  John Hoole British translator 1727 - 1803

Book XXXVIII, line 327
Translations, Orlando Furioso of Ludovico Ariosto (1773)

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„Camera-phones are like nuclear power plants: bad people will turn them into evil, good people will put them to good use.“

—  Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952

NPR Interview January 2007, regarding current uses of the camera phone http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/programs/2007/01/06/father_of_the_camera.html.

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„From history's examples we conclude,
And modern instances teach us the same:
Good follows Evil, Evil follows Good,
Shame ends in glory, glory ends in shame.
Thus it is evident that no man should
Put trust in victories or wealth or fame,
Nor yet despair if Fortune is adverse:
She turns her wheel for better, as for worse.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, kniha Orlando Furioso

Si vede per gli esempi di che piene
Sono l'antiche e le moderne istorie,
Che 'l ben va dietro al male, e 'l male al bene,
E fin son l'un de l'altro e biasmi e glorie;
E che fidarsi a l'uom non si conviene
In suo tesor, suo regno e sue vittorie,
Né disperarsi per Fortuna avversa,
Che sempre la sua ruota in giro versa.
Canto XLV, stanza 4 (tr. B. Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

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