"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one."
"There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it."
"We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world."
"I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power."
"Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits."
"Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false."
"The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it."
"History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
"If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another."