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As in the candle I know there is both light and heat, but put out the candle, and they are both gone.

    Author: John Selden

God, having placed good and evil in our power, has given us full freedom of choice; He does not keep back the unwilling, but embraces the willing.

    Author: John Chrysostom

Whenever vanity and gaiety, a love of pomp and dress, furniture, equipage, buildings, great company, expensive diversions, and elegant entertainments get the better of the principles and judgments of men and women, there is no knowing where they will stop, nor into what evils, natural, moral, or political, they will lead us.

    Author: John Quincy Adams

As no good is done, or spoken, or thought by any man without the assistance of God, working in and with those that believe in him, so there is no evil done, or spoken, or thought without the assistance of the devil, who worketh with strong though secret power in the children of unbelief. All the works of our evil nature are the work of the devil.

    Author: John Wesley

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.

    Author: John Calvin

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

    Author: John Henry Newman

An evil man is clay to God, and wax to the devil; a good man is God's wax, and Satan's clay.

    Author: Joseph Hall

Neutrality in things good or evil is both odious and prejudicial, but in matters of an indifferent nature, is safe and commendable.

    Author: Joseph Hall

Sin is not confined to the evil things we do. It is the evil within us, the evil which we are.

    Author: Karl Barth

Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.

    Author: Karl Barth

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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