„Definition of Good and Evil: Good is what you like. Evil is what you don't like.“

—  Anton LaVey, book The Devil's Notebook, The Devil's Notebook (1992)
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Founder of the Church of Satan, author of the Satanic Bible 1930 - 1997
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„Yes, this is what is good: to forgive evil. There is no other good.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
Voces (1943), Sí, eso es el bien: perdonar el mal. No hay etro bien.

„But remember, "don't be overcome with evil — overcome evil with good."“

—  Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
Context: I've been asked by a lot of new YouTube people or other singers — all kinds of professions, frankly, as to whether I feel very successful and very loved now that I've got bup-up-up-up subscribers and however many nice comments and sweetness, and I really, really do! I was thinking going into this that the odds were against me — you're online, there's this anonymity, people are mean sometimes, and still considering all that, it's overwhelming the sweetness and the affection that I am getting — I'm every day impressed by this — every day! And there are a lot of horrible, horrible people on here, just like there is in the rest of the world. But remember, "don't be overcome with evil — overcome evil with good." "Self Esteem" (31 May 2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNBgCKvjrb4

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„I apply to you to come and hear that you are in evil case; that what deserves your attention most is the last thing to gain it; that you know not good from evil, and are“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Context: I apply to you to come and hear that you are in evil case; that what deserves your attention most is the last thing to gain it; that you know not good from evil, and are in short a hapless wretch; a fine way to apply! though unless the words of the Philosopher affect you thus, speaker and speech are alike dead. (120).

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„Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.“

—  Steven Weinberg American theoretical physicist 1933
Address at the Conference on Cosmic Design, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. (April 1999) This comment is modified in a later article derived from these talks: :Frederick Douglass told in his Narrative how his condition as a slave became worse when his master underwent a religious conversion that allowed him to justify slavery as the punishment of the children of Ham. Mark Twain described his mother as a genuinely good person, whose soft heart pitied even Satan, but who had no doubt about the legitimacy of slavery, because in years of living in antebellum Missouri she had never heard any sermon opposing slavery, but only countless sermons preaching that slavery was God's will. With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion. :* "A Designer Universe?" at PhysLink.com http://www.physlink.com/Education/essay_weinberg.cfm

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