On Evil

On Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), “When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.”

John Steinbeck (1902 – 1968), “Who in his mind has not probed the dark water?”

Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924), “THe belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness”

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851), “No man choses evil because it is evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”

Wystan Hugh Auden (1907 – 1973), “Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bend, and eats at our table.”


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