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Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war. Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

You cannot make men good by law.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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