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Roots Of Evil Quotes By William Hageman

The Y Chromosome, organized religion and money are the roots of all evil. — William Hageman

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Dean Koontz

Keep in mind the roots of violence: Lust, envy, anger, avarice, and vengeance ... the taproot ... the killer's ultimate and truest motivation ... is the hatred of truth ... the hatred of truth is a vice. From it comes pride and an enthusiasm for disorder. — Dean Koontz

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

Judaism is not just one more religion, but in its way the root of religious evil — Christopher Hitchens

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Frederick Douglass

Vainly you talk about voting it down. When you have cast your millions of ballots, you have not reached the evil. It has fastened its root deep into the heart of the nation, and nothing but God's truth and love can cleanse the land. We must change the moral sentiment. — Frederick Douglass

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Elizabeth Blackwell

It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil ... which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist. — Elizabeth Blackwell

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Keith Ablow

The roots of any evil deed can be traced to the perpetrator's refusal to experience pain. — Keith Ablow

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Bertrand Russell

The twin conceptions of sin and vindictive punishment seem to be at the root of much that is most vigorous, both in religion and politics. — Bertrand Russell

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Douglas Hofstadter

Irrationality is the square root of all evil — Douglas Hofstadter

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Michael Gungor

Money is not the root of all kinds of evil. The love of money is. It's also the root of a lot of bad art. — Michael Gungor

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Carl Sandburg

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings. — Carl Sandburg

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Gene Simmons

There's an old adage that says that money is the root of all evil. Bullshit. Lack of money is the root of all evil. — Gene Simmons

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Rich Mullins

It's a cultural disability in America that we worship pleasure, leisure, and affluence. I think the church is doubly damned when they use Jesus as a vehicle for achieving all of that. Like, if you give a tithe, He'll make you rich. Why? Are you hacking Him off or something? If you give a tithe, you get rid of ten percent of the root of all evil. You should be giving ninety percent. Cause God can handle money better than we can. — Rich Mullins

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Roseanne Barr

Self-esteem is the goddamn root of all evil. — Roseanne Barr

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Nathanael Emmons

Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils. — Nathanael Emmons

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Orson Pratt

An inequality of property is the root and foundation of innumerable evils; it tends to derision, and to keep asunder the social feelings that should exist among the people of God. It is a principle originated in hell; it is the root of all evils. It is inequality in riches that is a great curse. — Orson Pratt

Roots Of Evil Quotes By George Stillman Hillard

Wealth brings noble opportunities, and competence is a proper object of pursuit; but wealth, and even competence, may be bought at too high a price. Wealth itself has no moral attribute. It is not money, but the love of money, which is the root of all evil. It is the relation between wealth and the mind and the character of its possessor which is the essential thing. — George Stillman Hillard

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Daniel Lee

Pchem is the root of all evil. — Daniel Lee

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Plato

Ignorance: the root of all evil. — Plato

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Grant Bowler

The truth that I know for sure is that I may have an opinion, but I do not know the truth, and the other thing I know for sure is that certainty is the root of all ignorance and the root of all evil. — Grant Bowler

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Manly Hall

There are two great systems in the body of man: the tree of life, which is the arterial with its roots in the heart; and, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, i.e. the nervous system, which has its roots in the brain. These two "trees" are physical manifestations of a complicated network of branching energy currents in the aura or superphysical bodies. — Manly Hall

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ursula K. Le Guin

Fantasy is a literature particularly useful for embodying and examining the real difference between good and evil. In an America where our reality may seem degraded to posturing patriotism and self-righteous brutality, imaginative literature continues to question what heroism is, to examine the roots of power, and to offer moral alternatives. Imagination is the instrument of ethics. There are many metaphors besides battle, many choices besides war, and most ways of doing good do not, in fact, involve killing anybody. Fanstasy is good at thinking about those other ways. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Roots Of Evil Quotes By George Bernard Shaw

Lack of money is the root of of all evil. — George Bernard Shaw

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Jonathan Gottschall

In my profession more generally, it's not an exaggeration to say that masculinity is viewed as the root of all evil. If you were to take a literary theory course, you might think it would be about literature, but it's really not. It's about all the various forms of oppression on earth and how we can see them playing out in literary works. And behind all these forms of oppression is a guy. — Jonathan Gottschall

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Plato

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. — Plato

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Hilaire Belloc

Let us then repeat and firmly fix this main point: the evil, the root evil, of that to which the term Capitalism has come to be applied, is neither its functioning for profit nor its dependence upon legally protected private property; but the presence of a Proletariat, that is of men possessing political freedom, but dispossessed of economic freedom, and existing in such large numbers in any community as to determine the tone of all that community. — Hilaire Belloc

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Eric Hoffer

Whoever originated the cliche that money is the root of all evil knew hardly anything about the nature of evil and very little about human beings. — Eric Hoffer

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Elizabeth Taylor

How can money be the root of all evil when shopping is the cure for all sadness? — Elizabeth Taylor

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Francis Bacon

The cause and root of nearly all evils in the sciences is this-that while we falsely admire and extol the powers of the human mind we neglect to seek for its true helps. — Francis Bacon

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Eugene Delacroix

As for the ridiculous fear of making things below one's potential abilities ... No, there is the root of the evil. There is the hiding place of stupidity I must attack: vain mortal, you are limited by nothing ... — Eugene Delacroix

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Stuart Wilde

The person who said money is the root of all evil just flat out didn't have any. — Stuart Wilde

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Eleanor Farjeon

Of what use to destroy the children of evil? It is evil itself we must destroy at the roots. — Eleanor Farjeon

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Susan B. Anthony

I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder ... We want prevention, not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil, and destroy it. — Susan B. Anthony

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov

what is important is not that in every man are the roots of good and evil, but which of the two prevails. — Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Dalton Camp

Having lost its value, money may no longer be the root of all evil; credit having taken its place. — Dalton Camp

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Lil' Wayne

Think I'm gettin' sick, I'm feelin' illegal/ And not having money is the root of all evil — Lil' Wayne

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In particular, our church will have to confront the vices of hubris, the worship of power, envy, and illusionism[28] as the roots of all evil. It will have to speak of moderation, authenticity, trust, faithfulness, steadfastness, patience, discipline, humility, modesty, contentment.[ — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Derek R. Audette

Fascism is the most inherently evil political ideology that man has ever devised. Wherever we see even the smallest sapling of fascism growing, we should use every just, reasonable and humane method at our disposal to rip-it out by its roots and then salt the very earth wherein it grew, so that no other such thing may ever again take root. Of course, we must also take great care to ensure that during this process, we ourselves do not become fascists in the fight against fascism. — Derek R. Audette

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Arno Gruen

A distorted development of autonomy is the root cause of the pathological and, ultimately, evil element in human beings. — Arno Gruen

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Anne Sexton

But even in a telephone booth
evil can seep out of the receiver
and we must cover it with a mattress,
and then tear it from its roots
and bury it,
bury it. — Anne Sexton

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Walt Whitman

What blurt is this about virtue and about vice?
Evil propels me and reform of evil propels me, I stand indifferent,
My gait is no fault-finder's or rejecter's gait,
I moisten the roots of all that has grown. — Walt Whitman

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Temitope Owosela

One thing I love about life and God: the creator of life.
Within a blink of an eye; things can change either good or bad. It depends on how you want it.
Good in the sense that luck will come to you; if you wish, want, need or even require the good changes.
But, bad same as good changes; but, if you are evil. The evil you did will bite you in the ass. Remember these quotes:
- You sow what you reap
- Karma is a bitch (if you are evil) or Karma is a blessing (if you are good)
- What goes around will eventually come around
- What goes up will come down
So be careful what you do to others.
That's why I am always cautious on the way I treat people. Yes; I am not perfect. But, I always try to be the best I can as a good and loving person despite my roots that is horrifying. — Temitope Owosela

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Pio Of Pietrelcina

The root of all evil is 'I', 'Me' , 'Mine' ... — Pio Of Pietrelcina

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Richard Dawkins

Religion is the root of quite a lot of evil. — Richard Dawkins

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Rick Ross

Being dead broke is the Root of all Evil ... — Rick Ross

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Robert Downey Jr.

Tofu is the root of all evil, and there's only one thing that can change a man's mind, and that's a modified Uzi with an extra-long clip. — Robert Downey Jr.

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Pope Francis

These are roots of all evil, hatred and greed, for money, for the construction and for the sale of weapons. This should make us all think, who is behind it all? — Pope Francis

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Sergei Lukyanenko

There is no abstract Evil; you have to understand that! Its roots are here, all around us, in this herd that goes on chewing and having a good time only an hour after a murder! That's what you have to fight for. For people. Evil is a hydra with many heads, and the more of them you cut off, the more it grows! Hydras have to be starved to death, do you understand that? Kill a hundred Dark Ones, and a thousand more will take their place. — Sergei Lukyanenko

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Edward Abbey

Money confers the power to command the labor of others. Love of money is love of power. And love of power is the root of evil. — Edward Abbey

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Donald Knuth

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3% — Donald Knuth

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Rosa Luxemburg

Self-criticism, cruel, unsparing criticism that goes to the very root of the evil, is life and breath for the proletarian movement. — Rosa Luxemburg

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ernest Becker

Man's natural and inevitable urge to deny mortality and achieve a heroic self-image are the root causes of human evil. — Ernest Becker

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ovid

He who sins easily, sins less. The very power
Renders less vigorous the roots of evil. — Ovid

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Richard G. Scott

Selfishness is the root of great evil. — Richard G. Scott

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Pope Francis

Inequality is the root of social evil. — Pope Francis

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Without constant restoration we are not ready for the perpetual assaults of hell, or the stern afflictions of heaven, or even for the strifes within. When the whirlwind shall be loosed, woe to the tree that has not sucked up fresh sap, and grasped the rock with many intertwisted roots. When tempests arise, woe to the mariners that have not strengthened their mast, nor cast their anchor, nor sought the haven. If we allow the good to grow weaker, the evil will surely gather strength and struggle desperately for the mastery over us; and so, perhaps, a painful desolation, and a lamentable disgrace may follow. Let us draw near to the footstool of divine mercy in humble entreaty, and we shall realize the fulfillment of the promise, Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ben Affleck

Anybody tells you that money is the root of all evil doesn't have any. — Ben Affleck

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Fabolous

Money Is The Root Of All Evil I Thought ... But When Im Broke Is Usually When I Have The Evilest Thoughts — Fabolous

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Salman Rushdie

Among the great struggles of man-good/evil, reason/unreason, etc.-there is also this mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away, the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey. — Salman Rushdie

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Moliere

And knowing money is a root of evil, in Christian charity, he'd take away whatever things may hinder your salvation. — Moliere

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Rush Limbaugh

It's about panic. It's about fear. It's about instilling the American populace with terror, dread, and apprehension about the future. It's all about making you think that your way of life is "destroying the world." America is the root of all evil in the world, according to the environmentalist wackos. You, the citizens of the United States, are ruining everything. — Rush Limbaugh

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

It is my conviction that the root of evil is the want of a living God. — Mahatma Gandhi

Roots Of Evil Quotes By William John Locke

Children are the root of all evil ... Happy the man who has his quiver empty. — William John Locke

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Money should never be separated from values. Detached from values it may indeed be the root of all evil. Linked effectively to social purpose it can be the root of opportunity. — Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ace Hood

Money the root of evil guess I'm the devil then. God bless my soul to rest. — Ace Hood

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Robert A. Heinlein

Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil. — Robert A. Heinlein

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Lao-Tzu

Touch ultimate emptiness,
Hold steady and still.

All things work together:
I have watched them reverting,
And have seen how they flourish
And return again, each to his roots.

This, I say, is the stillness:
A retreat to one's roots;
Or better yet, return
To the will of God,
Which is, I say, to constancy.
The knowledge of constancy
I call enlightenment and say
That not to know it
Is blindness that works evil.

But when you know
What eternally is so,
You have stature
And stature means righteousness
And righteousness is kingly
And kingliness divine
And divinity is the Way
Which is final.

Then, though you die,
You shall not perish. — Lao-Tzu

Roots Of Evil Quotes By William Penn

Covetousness is the greatest of monsters, as well as the root of all evil. — William Penn

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Helen Lawrenson

In the final analysis, each of us is responsible for what we are. We cannot blame it on our mothers, who, thanks to Freud, have replaced money as the root of all evil. — Helen Lawrenson

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Adolf Hitler

The root of the whole evil lay, particularly in Schonerer's opinion, in the fact that the directing body of the Catholic Church was not in Germany, and that for this very reason alone it was hostile to the interests of our nationality. — Adolf Hitler

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Ice Cube

Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, money is the root. It's not racism and "this-ism" and "that-ism"; it's our thirst and hunger for money. And that's where all the bodies are buried. — Ice Cube

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

The root of evil is in the illusion that we are bodies. This, if any, is the original sin. — Swami Vivekananda

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Maud Younger

A trade unionist - of course I am. First, last, and all the time. How else to strike at the roots of the evils undermining the moral and physical health of women? How else grapple with the complex problems of employment, overemployment, and underemployment alike, resulting in discouraged, undernourished bodies, too tired to resist the onslaughts of disease and crime? — Maud Younger

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Theodore Roethke

Nothing would sleep in that cellar, dank as a ditch,
Bulbs broke out of boxes hunting for chinks in the dark,
Shoots dangled and drooped,
Lolling obscenely from mildewed crates,
Hung down long yellow evil necks, like tropical snakes.
And what a congress of stinks!
Roots ripe as old bait,
Pulpy stems, rank, silo-rich,
Leaf-mold, manure, lime, piled against slippery planks.
Nothing would give up life:
Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath. — Theodore Roethke

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Helen DeWitt

Perhaps this is the root of all evil, that gardeners are not put in charge of our schools. — Helen DeWitt

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Alice Foote MacDougall

Overconfidence in one's own ability is the root of much evil. Vanity, egoism, is the deadliest of all characteristics. This vanity, combined with extreme ignorance of conditions the knowledge of which is the very A B C of business and of life, produces more shipwrecks and heartaches than any other part of our mental make-up. — Alice Foote MacDougall

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Desmond Green

Shallow breathing is the root of all evil but conscious deep breathing restores and secures our souls. — Desmond Green

Roots Of Evil Quotes By Henry Ford

Money the root of all evil, unless used for good purpose — Henry Ford