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Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. ...
by Agatha Christie

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
- Agatha Christie

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

 

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

The happy people are failures because they are on such
good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
- Agatha Christie

One doesn't recognize the really important moments
in one's life until it's too late.
- Agatha Christie

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There is nothing more thrilling in this world,
I think, than having a child that is yours,
and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
- Agatha Christie

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- Agatha Christie

Curious things, habits.
People themselves never knew they had them.
- Agatha Christie

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one.
Many people go right through life in the grip of an
idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- Agatha Christie

These little grey cells.
It is up to them.
- Agatha Christie

Most successes are unhappy.
That's why they are successes - they have to reassure
themselves about themselves by achieving something
that the world will notice.
- Agatha Christie

Crime is terribly revealing.
Try and vary your methods as you will,
your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind,
and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie

Too much mercy...
often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to
innocent victims who need not have been victims if
justice had been put first and mercy second.
- Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
- Agatha Christie

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
- Agatha Christie

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
- Agatha Christie

Very few of us are what we seem.
- Agatha Christie

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood.
- Agatha Christie

Dogs are wise.
They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their
wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
- Agatha Christie

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- Agatha Christie

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow,
the more he appreciates me.
- Agatha Christie

Good advice is always certain to be ignored,
but that's no reason not to give it.
- Agatha Christie

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
- Agatha Christie

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see
people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
- Agatha Christie

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,
one would hardly see anybody.
- Agatha Christie

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.
New York City is itself a detective story.
- Agatha Christie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Agatha Christie

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom
for the summons that will inevitably come.
And then - I go on to the next thing,
whatever it is.
One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
- Agatha Christie

I like living.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

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.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

The world needs anger.
The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
- Bede Jarrett

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds


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