How many crimes are permitted simply because their authors could not endure being wrong?
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. It behooves the well-intentioned, therefore, vigorously to watch the tendency of even their most highly-prized institutions, since that which was established in the interests of the right, may so easily become the agent of the wrong.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good.
Moral indignation is in most cases 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, ‘Who is destroying the world?’ You are.