Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
When speaking of divine perfection, we signify that God is just and true and loving, the author of order, not disorder, of good, not evil. We signify that he is justice, that he is truth, that he is love, that he is order, that he is the very progress of.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
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