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Evil

Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth - that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. - Socrates.


Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal. - Plato.


Evils draw men together. – Aristotle.


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Socrates.


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle.


Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. - Plato.


Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato.


No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. - Plato.


No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. – Aristotle.

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. - Plato.


One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. – Socrates.


The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. – Aristotle.


The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. – Socrates.


To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? – Socrates.


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. - Plato.



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