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see also ::: the Good


what is bad?
is there bad?
depending on the view id imagine. but ultimately it is God manifesting himself for his joy but there are potentially infinite hells to make into heavens, and infinite heavens to build in and of many worlds.


see also ::: yes and no

see also ::: the_Good, yes_and_no

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badge ::: n. --> A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman.
Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one. ::: v. t.

badger-legged ::: a. --> Having legs of unequal length, as the badger was thought to have.

BhadracarīpranidhAna. (T. Bzang po spyod pa'i smon lam; C. Puxian pusa xingyuan zan; J. Fugen bosatsu gyogansan; K. Pohyon posal haengwon ch'an 普賢菩薩行願讚). In Sanskrit, "Vows of Good Conduct," the last section of the GAndAVYuHA in the AVATAMSAKASuTRA and one of the most beloved texts in all of MahAyAna Buddhism; also known as the SamantabhadracarīpranidhAnarAja. The BhadracarīpranidhAna focuses on the ten great vows (PRAnIDHANA) taken by SAMANTABHADRA to realize and gain access to the DHARMADHATU, which thereby enable him to benefit sentient beings. The ten vows are: (1) to pay homage to all the buddhas, (2) to praise the tathAgatas, (3) to make unlimited offerings, (4) to repent from one's transgressions in order to remove karmic hindrances (cf. KARMAVARAnA), (5) to take delight in others' merit, (6) to request the buddhas to turn the wheel of dharma (DHARMACAKRAPRAVARTANA), (7) to request the buddhas to continue living in the world, (8) always to follow the teachings of the Buddha, (9) always to comply with the needs of sentient beings, and (10) to transfer all merit to sentient beings for their spiritual edification. The text ends with a stanza wishing that sentient beings still immersed in evil be reborn in the PURE LAND of AMITABHA. The text was translated into Chinese in 754 by AMOGHAVAJRA (705-774). Other Chinese recensions appear in the Wenshushili fayuan jing ("Scripture on the Vows made by MANJUsRĪ"), translated in 420 by BUDDHABHADRA (359-429), which corresponds to the verse section from Ru busiyi jietuo jingjie Puxian xingyuan pin, the last roll of the forty-roll recension of the Huayan jing translated by PRAJNA in 798. (There is no corresponding version in either the sixty- or the eighty-roll translations of the Huajan jing.) The verses are also called the "Précis of the Huayan jing" (Lüe Huayan jing), because they are believed to constitute the core teachings of the AvataMsakasutra. In the main Chinese recension by Amoghavajra, the text consists of sixty-two stanzas, each consisting of quatrains with lines seven Sinographs in length, thus giving a total number of 1,736 Sinographs. In addition to the sixty-two core stanzas, Amoghavajra's version adds ten more stanzas of the Bada pusa zan ("Eulogy to the Eight Great Bodhisattvas") from the Badapusa mantuluo jing ("Scripture of the MAndALAs of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas") (see AstAMAHABODHISATTVA; AstAMAHOPAPUTRA). Buddhabhadra's version consists of forty-four stanzas with 880 Sinographs, each stanza consisting of a quatrain with lines five Sinographs in length. PrajNa's version contains fifty-two stanzas with each quatrain consisting of lines seven sinographs in length. There are five commentaries on the text attributed to eminent Indian exegetes, including NAGARJUNA, DIGNAGA, and VASUBANDHU, which are extant only in Tibetan translation. In the Tibetan tradition, the prayer is called the "king of prayers" (smon lam gyi rgyal po). It is incorporated into many liturgies; the opening verses of the prayer are commonly incorporated into a Tibetan's daily recitation.

countertime ::: n. --> The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.
Resistance; opposition.

Discrimination: (Lat. discriminare, to separate) (a) subjectively: the rational power to distinguish between objects, real or logical, and betwen moral right and wrong. In Aristotelianism there is also a function of internal sense (Gr. kritikon, sensory discrimination; Lat. vis aestimativa or cogitativa) by which men and the higher animals distinguish the good from the bad in their sense experience,

doggish ::: a. --> Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.

Every action of man is full of ego — the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.

Gresham's law - The theory that "bad," or debased, money drives "good," or undebased, money out of circulation because people keep the good money for other purposes and use the bad money for transactions.

In the field of the philosophy of religion, Platonism becomes obscure. There is little doubt that Plato paid only lip-service to the anthropomorphic polytheism of Athenian religion. Many of the attributes of the Idea of the Good are those of an eternal God. The Republic (Book II) pictures the Supreme Being as perfect, unchangeable and the author of truth. Similar rationalizations are found throughout the Laws. Another current of religious thought is to be found m the Timaeus, Politicus and Sophist. The story of the making of the universe and man by the Demiurgus is mythic and yet it is in many points a logical development of his theory of Ideas. The World-Maker does not create things from nothing, he fashions the world out of a pre-existing chaos of matter by introducing patterns taken from the sphere of Forms. This process of formation is also explained, in the Timaeus (54 ff), in terms of various mathematical figures. In an early period of the universe, God (Chronos) exercised a sort of Providential care over things in this world (Politicus, 269-275), but eventually man was left to his own devices. The tale of Er, at the end of the Republic, describes a judgment of souls after death, their separation into the good and the bad, and the assignment of various rewards and punishments. H. Stephanus et J. Serranus (ed.), Platonis Opera (Paris, 1578), has provided the standard pagination, now used in referring to the text of Plato, it is not a critical edition. J. Burnet (ed.), Platonis Opera, 5 vol. (Oxford, 1899-1907). Platon, Oeuvres completes, texte et trad., Collect. G. Bude (Paris, 1920 ff.). The Dialogues of Plato, transl. B. Jowett, 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1920). W. Pater, Plato and Platonism (London, 1909). A. E. Taylor, Plato, the Man and his Work (N. Y., 1927). P. Shorey, What Plato Said (Chicago, 1933). A. Dies, Autour de Platon, 2 vol. (Paris, 1927). U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, Platon, 2 vol. (Berlin, 1919). John Burnet, Platonism (Berkeley, 1928). Paul Elmer More, Platonism (Oxford, 1931). Constantm Ritter, Essence of Plato's Philosophy (London, 1933). Leon Robin, Platon (Paris, 1935). Paul Shorey, Platonism, Ancient and Modern (Berkeley, 1938). A. E. Taylor, Platontsm and Its Influence (London, 1924). F. J. E. Woodbridge, The Son of Apollo (Boston, 1929). C. Bigg, The Christian Platomsts of Alexandria (Oxford, 1913). T. Whittaker, The Neo-Platonists (Cambridge, 1918, 2nd ed ). John H. Muirhead, The Platonic Tradition in Angle-Saxon Philosophy (New York, 1931). F. J. Powicke, The Cambridge Platonists (Boston, 1927). -- V.J.B.

pride ::: “Pride is only one form of ego—there are ten thousand others. Every action of man is full of ego—the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.” Letters on Yoga

Shambalah force: In occult terminology, a beneficent cosmic force which enhances good emotions in the morally and spiritually just, but at the same time also stimulates the evil emotions of the bad.

Sortilegium (Latin) [from sors lot + lego choose] Divination by drawing lots; a practice of wide diffusion in antiquity, and constantly mentioned in literature of classical Greek and Latin as well as of other countries, and still practiced in some places. One form of it consisted in picking at random in the pages of a book, after due concentration of the mind on the object to be obtained. This was done by the Romans in their sortes Virgilianae, and the early Christians practiced it with the Bible, as a means of ascertaining the divine will or obtaining guidance. Augustine even sanctioned this practice, provided it was not done for worldly ends, and indulged in it himself. The word sorcery is also derived from sors through late Latin and French, and sortilege was often regarded as a form of sorcery — as indeed it was when the knowledge sought was desired for the purposes of evil. It is the motive in these matters which distinguishes the good from the bad. See also DIVINATION

spur ::: n. --> A sparrow.
A tern.
An implement secured to the heel, or above the heel, of a horseman, to urge the horse by its pressure. Modern spurs have a small wheel, or rowel, with short points. Spurs were the badge of knighthood.
That which goads to action; an incitement.
Something that projects; a snag.
One of the large or principal roots of a tree.

Sri Aurobindo: "Pride is only one form of ego — there are ten thousand others. Every action of man is full of ego — the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.” *Letters on Yoga

Stonehenge is mentioned in The Secret Doctrine in connection with traditions of men of great power and large stature. Reference is made to initiate priests from ancient Egypt who traveled by dry land across what is now the British Channel to supervise the building of “menhirs and dolmens, of colossal zodiacs in stone” (SD 2:750). Modern geology places the appearance of the British Channel about 8,000 years ago, so that land communication with the Continent would have been possible till then. The Badarian culture in Lower Egypt shows that 14,000 years ago the people were sufficiently civilized to make good pottery and wear linen.

teledu ::: n. --> An East Indian carnivore (Mydaus meliceps) allied to the badger, and noted for the very offensive odor that it emits, somewhat resembling that of a skunk. It is a native of the high mountains of Java and Sumatra, and has long, silky fur. Called also stinking badger, and stinkard.

terminak ::: /ter'mi-nak`/ [Caltech, ca. 1979] Any malfunctioning computer terminal. A common failure mode of Lear-Siegler ADM 3a terminals caused the L key to produce the bad keyboard. Pkease fix. See AIDX, Nominal Semidestructor, Open DeathTrap, ScumOS, sun-stools, Telerat, HP-SUX.[Jargon File] (1995-04-14)

Tharana [probably Hindi; cf Pali tharana strewing, spreading; Sanskrit starana from the verbal root stri to strew, scatter] Self-induced trance or self-hypnosis; “an action in India, which is of magical character and a kind of exorcism. Lit., ‘to brush or sweep away’ (evil influences, tharhn meaning a broom, and tharnhan, a duster); driving away the bad bhuts (bad aura and bad spirits) through the mesmeriser’s beneficent will” (TG 327).

The serpent is characteristically a dual symbol. In the beginnings of creation two poles were emanated, spirit and matter; and forthwith began interaction between the downward forces of the one and the upward forces of the other. Hermes, Mercury, intelligence, may represent a sage or a thief; the serpentine wisdom may work in every plane of materiality. The perverse will of man may turn natural forces to evil purposes, and thus we speak of the good serpent and the bad, of Agathodaemon and Kakodaemon, of Ophis and Ophiomorphos. A serpent can be a sage or a sorcerer.

Unix weenie "jargon" ({ITS}) 1. A derogatory play on "{Unix wizard}", common among hackers who use {Unix} by necessity but would prefer alternatives. The implication is that although the person in question may consider mastery of Unix arcana to be a wizardly skill, the only real skill involved is the ability to tolerate (and the bad taste to wallow in) the incoherence and needless complexity that is alleged to infest many Unix programs. "This shell script tries to parse its arguments in 69 bletcherous ways. It must have been written by a real Unix weenie." 2. A derogatory term for anyone who engages in uncritical praise of {Unix}. Often appearing in the context "stupid Unix weenie". See {Weenix}, {Unix conspiracy}, {weenie}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-27)

Uraeus [from Greek ouraios of the tail] Refers to the sacred serpent of Egypt (aar, aart, aartu in Egyptian); usually only the head and neck of the serpent are represented by the ancient Egyptians in the headdress of many divinities, and in the headdress of royal persons as a symbol of power, both occult and temporal. Egyptologists state that the physical basis of the symbol is supposed to be the Egyptian asp or cobra — Naja haje, naja being closely akin to the Sanskrit naga: “Occultism explains that the uraeus is the symbol of initiation and also of hidden wisdom, as the serpent always is” (TG 355). Generally, the representation of the sacred uraeus in headdresses — before the symbol became degraded into a mere ritualistic, formalistic emblem — meant that the individual wearing it had become an initiate and bore the badge of wisdom. Two deities in particular were always represented with the uraeus, Isis and Nephthys (Neith), therefore they were termed by the Egyptians snake goddesses (aarti). The uraeus crown itself was named tept.

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   1 Velimir Khlebnikov
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   1 make good art. IRS on your trail
   1 Chogyam Trungpa
   1 Sri Ramakrishna
   1 Sri Aurobindo
   1 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   1 Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani


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1:On this earth everyone has his cross. But we must act in such a way that we be not the bad, but good thief. ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
2:The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground.
   ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
3:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and carries away the grains of sugar. So the holy Paramahamsas and pious men successfully sift the good from the bad. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
4:There are a very few healthy, fat sheep - that is, those that are made strong by feeding on the truth, by God's gift making good use of the pastures - but they are not safe from the bad shepherds. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
5:But every line we write breathes victory and challenge, the bad temper of a conqueror, underground explosions, howls. We are a volcano. We vomit forth black smoke.
The heavens open and out comes an imposing
Pile of garbage; it looks a lot like Leo Tolstoy ~ Velimir Khlebnikov,
6:A part of my being has developed the bad habit of feeling miserable after Pranam. It gets jealous of certain people. Don't you think I should have the strength to reject this obstacle?

   Certainly - but then you must do it in all sincerity and not accept these movements of jealousy in any way.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
7:Certainty [of faith] will remain incomplete as long as there is an atom of love of this world in the heart. When faith has become certitude, certitude has become knowingness, and knowingness has become Knowledge, you will become an expert in distinguishing between the good and the bad in the service of Allah (mighty and glorified is He). ~ Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, Purification of the Mind (Jila' Al-Khatir), Second Edition,
8:When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician ~ make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor ~ make good art. IRS on your trail ~ make good art. Cat exploded ~ make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you're doing is stupid or evil or it's all been done before ~ make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn't even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too.,
ONE AFTERNOON, in a large town in a rainy country, I saw seven or eight vehicles full of children. That morning, they had been taken into the country to play in the fields, but the bad weather had made them return home early in the rain.

And yet they were singing, laughing and waving merrily to the passers-by.

They had kept their cheerfulness in this gloomy weather. If one of them had felt sad, the songs of the others would have cheered him. And for the people hurrying by, who heard the children's laughter, it seemed that the sky had brightened for a moment.

~ The Mother, mcw, 2:189,
10:10000 :::
   The Only Way Out:

... Once you have no more desires, no more attachments, once you have given up all necessity of receiving a reward from human beings, whoever they are - knowing that the only reward that is worth getting is the one that comes from the Supreme and that never fails - once you give up attachment to all exterior beings and things, you at once feel in your heart this Presence, this Force, this Grace that is always with you. And there is no other remedy. It's the only remedy, for everybody without exception. To all those who suffer, for the same thing that has to be said: all suffering is the sign that the surrender is not total. Then, when you feel in you a 'bang' like that, instead of saying, 'Oh, this is bad' or 'This circumstance is difficult,' you say, 'My surrender is not perfect.' Then it's all right. And then you feel the Grace that helps you and leads you, and you go on. And one day you emerge into that peace that nothing can trouble.
You answer to all the contrary forces, the contrary movements, the attacks, the misunderstandings, the bad wills, with the same smile that comes from full confidence in the Divine Grace. And that is the only way out, there is no other.

But where to get such a strength?

   Within you. The Divine Presence is in you. It is in you. You look for it outside; look inside. It is in you. The Presence is there. You want the appreciation of others to get strength - you will never get it. The strength is in you. If you want, you can aspire for what seems to you the supreme goal, supreme light, supreme knowledge, supreme love. But it is in you - otherwise you would never be able to contact it. If you go deep enough inside you, you will find it there, like a flame that is always burning straight up. And don't believe that it is difficult to do. It is because the look is always turned outside that you don't feel the Presence. But if, instead of looking outside for support, you concentrate and you pray - inside, to the supreme knowledge - to know at each moment what is to be done, the way to do it, and if you give all you are, all you do in order to acquire perfection, you will feel that the support is always there, always guiding, showing the way. And if there is a difficulty, then instead of wanting to fight, you hand it over, hand it over to the supreme wisdom to deal with it - to deal with all the bad wills, all the misunderstandings, all the bad reactions. If you surrender completely, it is no more your concern: it's the concern of the Supreme who takes it up and knows better than anybody else what is to be done. That is the only way out, only way out. There, my child
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, [T1],
11:Sweet Mother, how can we make our resolution very firm?

   By wanting it to be very firm! (Laughter)

   No, this seems like a joke... but it is absolutely true. One does not want it truly. There is always, if you... It is a lack of sincerity. If you look sincerely, you will see that you have decided that it will be like this, and then, beneath there is something which has not decided at all and is waiting for the second of hesitation in order to rush forward. If you are sincere, if you are sincere and get hold of the part which is hiding, waiting, not showing itself, which knows that there will come a second of indecision when it can rush out and make you do the thing you have decided not to do...

   [] But if you really want it, nothing in the world can prevent you from doing what you want. It is because one doesn't know how to will it. It is because one is divided in one's will. If you are not divided in your will, I say that nothing, nobody in the world can make you change your will.

   But one doesn't know how to will it. In fact one doesn't even want to. These are velleities: "Well, it is like this.... It would be good if it were like that... yes, it would be better if it were like that... yes, it would be preferable if it were like that." But this is not to will. And always there at the back, hidden somewhere in a corner of the brain, is something which is looking on and saying, "Oh, why should I want that? After all one can as well want the opposite." And to try, you see... Not like that, just wait... But one can always find a thousand excuses to do the opposite. And ah, just a tiny little wavering is enough... pftt... the thing swoops down and there it is. But if one wills, if one really knows that this is the thing, and truly wants this, and if one is oneself entirely concentrated in the will, I say that there is nothing in the world that can prevent one from doing it, from doing it or being obliged to do it. It depends on what it is.

   One wants. Yes, one wants, like this (gestures). One wants: "Yes, yes, it would be better if it were like that. Yes, it would be finer also, more elegant."... But, eh, eh, after all one is a weak creature, isn't that so? And then one can always put the blame upon something else: "It is the influence coming from outside, it is all kinds of circumstances."

   A breath has passed, you see. You don't know... something... a moment of unconsciousness... "Oh, I was not conscious." You are not conscious because you do not accept... And all this because you don't know how to will.

   [] To learn how to will is a very important thing. And to will truly, you must unify your being. In fact, to be a being, one must first unify oneself. If one is pulled by absolutely opposite tendencies, if one spends three-fourths of one's life without being conscious of oneself and the reasons why one does things, is one a real being? One does not exist. One is a mass of influences, movements, forces, actions, reactions, but one is not a being. One begins to become a being when one begins to have a will. And one can't have a will unless one is unified.

   And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: "I want what You want." But not before that. Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You don't possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. Something like that, gelatinous, like jelly-fish... there... a mass of good wills - and I am considering the better side of things and forgetting the bad wills - a mass of good wills, half-conscious and fluctuating....

   Ah, that's all, my children. That's enough for today. There we are.

   Only, put this into practice; just a little of what I have said, not all, eh, just a very little. There.

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,


1:You can't dress rehearse the bad moments. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
2:There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
3:Never underestimate the bad taste of the American public ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
4:Don't catch the bad and infectious attitudes of others. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
5:Advertising is the insidious whisper of the bad angel of commerce. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
6:Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
7:Wine is a grand thing," I said. "It makes you forget all the bad. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
8:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
9:The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
10:As we start looking for the good, our focus automatically is taken off the bad. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
11:The ability to see the good in others and the bad in ourselves is perfect vision. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
12:The bad people trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
13:The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
14:These days she simply did the best job she could, accepting the good with the bad. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
15:The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
16:I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
17:I know all the bad things that happened in that war. I was in uniform four years myself. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
18:Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
19:The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
20:When people censor themselves they're just as likely to get rid of the good bits as the bad bits. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
21:The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
22:War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
23:The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
24:The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
25:When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
26:The truth is, we know so little about life, we don't really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
27:The padded outfits, the bad scripts, the phony-looking sets... he dealt with it all. He had to. He was Superman. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
28:It seems to be remarkable that death increases our veneration for the good, and extenuates our hatred for the bad. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
29:The good news may be that Nature is phasing out the white man, but the bad news is that's who She thinks we all are. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
30:We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad! ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
31:When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
32:An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
33:Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
34:The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
35:The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
36:Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
37:Vengeance comes not slowly either upon you or any other wicked man, but steals silently and imperceptibly, placing its foot on the bad. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
38:I have chosen the positive approach - instead of stressing the bad things which I am against, I stress the good things which I am for. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
39:Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
40:The bad things, don't do them. The good things, try to do them. Try to purify, subdue your own mind. That is the teaching of all buddhas. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
41:What would be awful would be to die and look back miserably - seeing only the bad things, the opportunities missed, or what could have been. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
42:When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone. As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
43:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
44:The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum, but to pursue and experience the best in the world. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
45:If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world… you should have faith in yourself. ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
46:Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
47:If religion does not make us better people, it will make us very much worse. And of all the bad men who have lived, the religious "bad man" is the worst of all. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
48:The true function of art is to criticize, embellish and edit nature… the artist is a sort of impassioned proof-reader, blue penciling the bad spelling of God. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
49:We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
50:This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always be Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
51:The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
52:Your feelings are cosmic communication! The good feelings mean, GOOD FOR YOU. The bad feelings are to get your attention so that you will change what you are focusing on. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
53:The bad workmen who form the majority of the operatives in many branches of industry are decidedly of opinion that bad workmen ought to receive the same wages as good. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
54:When life is hard it's easy to focus only on the bad things and forget all about the good things God has given us. But God has blessed every one of us in ways we often overlook. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
55:So the bad news is that there’s always something bad about life we can choose to focus on. And the good news is that there’s always something good about life we can choose to focus on. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
56:I enjoy the bad things that are said about me. It enhances sales and makes me feel evil. I don't like to feel good 'cause I am good. But evil? Yes. It gives me another dimension. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
57:History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
58:If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
59:Reality's just the accumulation of ominous prophecies come to life. All you have to do is open a newspaper on any given day to weigh the good news versus the bad news, and you'll see what I mean. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
60:Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
61:Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
62:The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
63:The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
64:We do not become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations. The bad news is that as conditions improve, expectations balloon. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
65:Thus, with the good we have the bad: we have the opposed movements of a dancer guided by one artistic plan; we recognize in his steps the good as against the bad, and see that in the opposition lies the merit of the design. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
66:The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
67:The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed... The heart's fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
68:And the funny thing was if you made the best of it, if you smiled through every storm, the bad things were never as terrible as you expected them to be, and the good things were better than anything you could have wished for yourself. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
69:I would like a wine. The purpose of the wine is to get me drunk. A bad wine will get me as drunk as a good wine. I would like the good wine. And since the result is the same no matter which wine I drink, I'd like to pay the bad wine price. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
70:Yet I have found that waging a war against myself doesn't wake me up to oneness but merely fragments me further. I now think that there are two Tims . . . the bad Tim, who is causing all of my troubles; and the good Tim, who is busy judging the bad Tim. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
71:We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters' side, but in fact I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of parents to children than by those of children to parents. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
72:All the religions known in the world are founded, so far as they relate to man or the unity of man, as being all of one degree. Whether in heaven or in hell, or in whatever state man may be supposed to exist hereafter, the good and the bad are the only distinctions. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
73:But there’s a reason we recognize Hamlet as a masterpiece: it’s that Shakespeare told us the truth, and people so rarely tell us the truth in this rise and fall here [indicates blackboard]. The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
74:..have always known that my destiny was, above all, a literary destiny ‚ that bad things and some good things would happen to me, but that, in the long run, all of it would be converted into words. Particularly the bad things, since happiness does not need to be transformed: happiness is its own end. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
75:Marco Polo tells the tale of The Old Man in the Mountains and how he recruits new members to his Band of Assassins by means of drugs, beautiful women, lush gardens, and religious promises. The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
76:That would be cool if you could eat a good food with a bad food and the good food would cover for the bad food when it got to your stomach. Like you could eat a carrot with an onion ring and they would travel down to your stomach, then they would get there, and the carrot would say, It's cool, he's with me. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
77:A second thing that an individual must do in seeking to love his enemy is to discover the element of good in his enemy, and everytime you begin to hate that person and think of hating that person, realize that there is some good there and look at those good points which will over-balance the bad points. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
78:It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It's dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It's electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you're on this other planet. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
79:I went through a period of first successes. Then there was the inevitable change: the bad newspaper articles. Some people don't care about that, but I do. I'm hurt. I feel it. I don't think I've done anything dreadful. Sometimes you do things for reasons the press doesn't know. But I'm happy to go on as I have. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
80:The federal [bank deposit] insurance scheme has worked up to now simply and solely because there have been very few bank failures. The next time we have a pestilence of them it will come to grief quickly enough, and if the good banks escape ruin with the bad ones it will be only because the taxpayer foots the bill. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
81:Many mothers make the mistake of forever looking for the bad in the child, trying to . . . uproot and drive it out. This is like trying to eject the darkness from a room without opening the shutters and letting in the light. As John Newton said, &
82:If we get away from the lazy and fuzzy thinking that is like a poison in our society - if we get away from all the bad television that we tend to watch - and begin to take up serious meditation and other sacred exercises, we will have a real revolution of consciousness. If that happens, the world will change by itself. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
83:Existence is predicated on paradoxity, so our experience flows between good and bad, joy and suffering, yum and yuk. We hope for yum without yuk. We fear there will be yuk without yum. But there is always both. We can focus on the good, but we can’t exile the bad. We can make our lives better, but we can’t make our lives perfect. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
84:And that almost killed you?" "It wasn't deep but it got infected. Infection means that the bad germs got into it. Infection's the most dangerous thing there is, Tom. Infection was what made the superflu germ kill all the people. And infection is what made people want to make the germ in the first place. An infection of the mind. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
85:That's exactly the way parents develop positive, successful kids. Don't look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes. Look for the gold, not for the dirt; the good, not the bad. Look for the positive aspects of life. Like everything else, the more good qualities we look for in our children, the more good qualities we are going to find. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
86:Existence is predicated on paradoxity, so our experience must flow between good and bad, joy and suffering, yum and yuk. We hope for yum without yuk. We fear there will be yuk without yum. But there will always be both. We can focus on the good, but we can’t exile the bad. We can make our lives better, but we can’t make our lives perfect. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
87:The books one reads in childhood, and perhaps most of all the bad and good bad books, create in one's mind a sort of false map of the world, a series of fabulous countries into which one can retreat at odd moments throughout the rest of life, and which in some cases can survive a visit to the real countries which they are supposed to represent. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
88:Goodness has no opposite. Most of us consider goodness as the opposite of the bad or evil and so throughout history in any culture goodness has been considered the other face of that which is brutal. So man has always struggled against evil in order to be good; but goodness can never come into being if there is any form of violence or struggle. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
89:The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared? ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
90:A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one. Shri Ramakrishna used to say that, to pick out one thorn which has stuck into the foot, another thorn is requisitioned, and when the thorn is taken out, both are thrown away. So the bad tendencies are to be counteracted by the good ones, but after that, the good tendencies have also to be conquered. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
91:After nightfall the face of the country seems to alter marvelously, and the clear moonlight only intensifies the change. The river gleams like running quicksilver, and the moonbeams play over the grassy stretches of the plateaus... The Bad Lands seem to be stranger and wilder than ever, the silvery rays turning the country into a kind of grim fairyland. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
92:History will have to recordThat the greatest tragedy of this period of social transitionWas not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad peopleBut the appalling silence and indifference of the good.Our generation will have to repent notOnly for the words and actions of the children of darknessBut also for the fears and apathy of thechildren of light. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
93:We fall in love because we long to escape from ourselves with someone as beautiful, intelligent, and witty as we are ugly, stupid, and dull. But what if such a perfect being should one day turn around and decide they will love us back? We can only be somewhat shocked-how can they be as wonderful as we had hoped when they have the bad taste to approve of someone like us? ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
94:All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
95:Children, like dogs, have so sharp and fine a scent that they detect and hunt out everything&
96:There is yum and yuk in every moment. So the secret to dealing with yucky situations is to remember the ways in which things are also yummy. But that doesn't mean ignoring the bad. I can't stand all that positive-thinking stuff, because it's important to allow negative thoughts. Let's face it, a lot of things about life really stink. And if we want to be authentic, we need to acknowledge this. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
97:The world's a hard place, Danny. It don't care. It don't hate you and me, but it don't love us, either. Terrible things happen in the world, and they're things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like it's only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The world don't love you, but your momma does and so do I. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
98:I’m trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across—not to just depict life—or criticize it—but to actually make it alive. So that when you have read something by me you actually experience the thing. You can’t do this without putting in the bad and the ugly as well as what is beautiful. Because if it is all beautiful you can’t believe in it. Things aren’t that way. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
99:Is it possible for the rose to say, I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad? Or is it possible for the lamp to say, I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people? Or can a tree say, I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad? These are images of what love is about. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
100:So when somebody asks me to make a decision about a situation, I don't offer a solution, I ask a question: What are our options? Give me the good, give me the bad, give me the pretty, give me the ugly, give me the impossible, give me the possible, give me the convenient, give me the inconvenient. Give me the options. All I want are options. And once I have all the options before me, then I comfortably and confidently make my decision. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
101:What we have been told is how we men can be drawn into Christ-can become part of that wonderful present which the young Prince of the universe wants to offer to His Father-that present which is Himself and therefore us in Him. It is the only thing we were made for. And there are strange, exciting hints in the Bible that when we are drawn in, a great many other things in Nature will begin to come right. The bad dream will be over: it will be morning. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
102:We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world... .No doubt pain as God's megaphone is a terrible instrument; it may lead to final and unrepented rebellion. But it gives the only opportunity the bad man can have for amendment. it removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of the rebel soul. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
103:It is a strangely irrational notion that there is something in the very flow of time that will inevitably cure all ills. Actually time is neutral. It can be used either destructively or constructively. I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
104:I can only think seriously of trying to live up to an ideal, to improve myself, if I am split in two pieces. There must be a good “I” who is going to improve the bad “me.” “I,” who has the best intentions, will go to work on wayward “me,” and the tussle between the two will very much stress the difference between them. Consequently “I” will feel more separate than ever, and so merely increase the lonely and cut-off feelings which make “me” behave so badly. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
105:So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
106:The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse. . . . The nobler sort of man pays special attention to nine points. He is anxious to see clearly, to hear distinctly, to be kindly in his looks, respectful in his demeanor, conscientious in his speech, earnest in his affairs. When in doubt, he is careful to inquire; when in anger, he thinks of the consequences; when offered an opportunity for gain, he thinks only of his duty. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
107:One of the surest tests of the superiority or inferiority of a poet is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate mature poets steal bad poets deface what they take and good poets make it into something better or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique utterly different than that from which it is torn the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time or alien in language or diverse in interest. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
108:Be a balanced optimist. Nobody is suggesting that you become an oblivious Pollyanna, pretending that nothing bad can or ever will happen. Doing so can lead to poor decisions and invites people to take advantage of you. Instead, be a rational optimist who takes the good with the bad, in hopes of the good ultimately outweighing the bad, and with the understanding that being pessimistic about everything accomplishes nothing. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best - the former makes you sensible, and the latter makes you an optimist. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
109:My friends, ask gladness from God. Be glad as children, as birds in the sky. And let man's sin not disturb you in your efforts, do not feat that it will dampen your endeavor and keep it from being fulfilled, do not say, Sin is strong, impiety is strong, the bad environment is strong, and we are lonely and powerless, the bad environment will dampen us and keep our good endeavor from being fulfilled. Flee from such despondency, my children! There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for the sins of men. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
110:History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
111:The glass ceiling of happiness is held in place by two stout pillars, one psychological, the other biological. On the psychological level, happiness depends on expectations rather than objective conditions. We don’t become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations. The bad news is that as conditions improve, expectations balloon. Dramatic improvements in conditions, as humankind has experienced in recent decades, translate into greater expectations rather than greater contentment. If we don’t do something about this, our future achievements too might leave us as dissatisfied as ever. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Say the BAD GUY! ~ Scott Hall,
2:Only the bad man is alone. ~ Denis Diderot,
3:The bad boy: always more fun. ~ Ian McShane,
4:The bad guy wins? Fuck him. ~ Gillian Flynn,
5:NOBODY messes with "The Bad Guy"! ~ Scott Hall,
6:The bad guys are the best parts. ~ Brion James,
7:The bad guys have all the fun! ~ Richard Armitage,
8:Don’t let the bad elves get you. ~ Haruki Murakami,
9:Doubt afflicts the good, not the bad. ~ Fay Weldon,
10:You have to kill the bad guy. ~ Dino De Laurentiis,
11:Life is not about dwelling on the bad. ~ Lara Logan,
12:Survey says: one more for the bad guys. ~ Scott Hall,
13:The bad reviews get to me, believe me. ~ Daniel Craig,
14:Cherish the good, learn from the bad ~ Brittany Murphy,
15:If this were a movie I'd be the bad guy. ~ Johnny Cash,
16:It was the bad luck of eating patient zero. ~ Sam Kean,
17:maybe the bad boys aren’t good enough for you ~ R H Sin,
18:You can’t dress rehearse the bad moments. ~ Brene Brown,
19:The bad blood rose in me, just like wine. ~ Sarah Waters,
20:The bad-boy label is just an assumption. ~ Russell Brand,
21:As a kid I didn't root for the bad guys. ~ Robert De Niro,
22:He who spares the bad injures the good. ~ Publilius Syrus,
23:I'm the baddest among the bad guys. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
24:Men feel the good less intensely than the bad ~ Anonymous,
25:...the bad dreams are the way I bleed... ~ Peter S Beagle,
26:I am going to the bad place, as is my wont. ~ David Rakoff,
27:The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal. ~ Banksy,
28:Relax, the bad guys don’t knock. (Romeo) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
29:Sometimes the bad guys don't win. ~ Phyllis Reynolds Naylor,
30:So you have to take the good with the bad. ~ Candace Parker,
31:The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature. ~ Edward Dahlberg,
32:Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
33:Watch out when the bad treats you well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
34:Funny always makes the bad things go away. ~ Candace Bushnell,
35:They say the good die young, so the bad die old. ~ Jon Connor,
36:Both of us. We're the bad ones. Together.” She ~ Stylo Fantome,
37:Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones ~ Cassandra Clare,
38:You must ignore the bad and adopt the good. ~ Gichin Funakoshi,
39:Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones. ~ Cassandra Clare,
40:I turn the good parts up and the bad parts down ~ Jim Dickinson,
41:I was taking the bad boy off the market for good. ~ Abbi Glines,
42:Keep the soil healthy and the bad seed won't grow. ~ David Agus,
43:When the bad bleeds, then is the tragedy good. ~ Cyril Tourneur,
44:You learn from the good, you learn from the bad. ~ Carson Palmer,
45:Good boys are nice - don't go for the bad ones! ~ Vanessa Hudgens,
46:Most people didn’t want to see the bad thing coming ~ C J Roberts,
47:The Good, The Bad,.. I'm the one with the gun! ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
48:All the bad things happen to us when we are alone. ~ M F Moonzajer,
49:Carbohydrate is the bad guy. You have to see that. ~ Robert Atkins,
50:I keep the bad-boy image just to make my fans happy. ~ Sanjay Dutt,
51:Remembering the good has also resurrected the bad. ~ Siobhan Davis,
52:He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
53:I've been too many places. I'm like the bad penny. ~ Jack Nicholson,
54:I was the bad kid in school. I was usually in trouble. ~ Scott Caan,
55:New Orleans is like the bad-kid island in 'Pinocchio.' ~ Jonah Hill,
56:role of Amidala, Queen of Naboo, the Bad Hair Planet, ~ Clive James,
57:the bad things you do become part of you, literally. ~ Megan Abbott,
58:into crates, but threw the bad ones away. 49 That is the ~ Anonymous,
59:I was meant to play the bad guy, for always and ever. ~ Cam Gigandet,
60:Low tide exposed the good and the bad, she supposed. ~ Denise Hunter,
61:There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy. ~ E M Forster,
62:all the bad things I do will go up in smoke
and so will I ~ Ikkyu,
63:I never remember nice dreams; only the bad ones stick. ~ Ransom Riggs,
64:We make too much of the good and too much of the bad. ~ Robert Altman,
65:You have to feel the bad to be able to feel the good. ~ Stephen Dorff,
66:It's the bad place I always come back to in my dreams. ~ Charles Burns,
67:Never underestimate the bad taste of the American public ~ H L Mencken,
68:The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that? ~ J F Lawton,
69:The good, the bad, the in between. It’s ours. We own it. ~ Gail McHugh,
70:..we'll deal with it, because the good outweighs the bad. ~ E Lockhart,
71:On the last day, the bad days seem so difficult to recall. ~ John Green,
72:Shoot the bad guys and I'll gladly sing a tune for you. ~ Scott Weiland,
73:The bad things can't matter more than the good things ~ Cassandra Clare,
74:What if I'm not a superhero. What if I'm the bad guy? ~ Stephenie Meyer,
75:People forget the good, because the bad has more punch. ~ Louise Erdrich,
76:Say all the bad things you can imagine so they won't happen. ~ Anonymous,
77:The only way to get to the good is to walk through the bad. ~ Kiera Cass,
78:Blaming the government for all the bad things that happen. ~ Paulo Coelho,
79:Leave the bad memories behind and have faith in a greater tomorrow ~ Zane,
80:Love isn't just about the good. It's fortified by the bad. ~ Caisey Quinn,
81:People tend to believe the bad rather than the good. ~ Giovanni Boccaccio,
82:Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did. ~ Barbara Billingsley,
83:Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones. ~ Benjamin Noys,
84:I always like playing the bad guys. They have more fun! ~ James Badge Dale,
85:It's not the bad ideas that do you in, but the good ones. ~ Charlie Munger,
86:The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more. ~ R Lee Ermey,
87:The bad things are some of my favorites," Peter said. ~ Jodi Lynn Anderson,
88:The gospel is only good news when we understand the bad news. ~ R C Sproul,
89:We go through the good, the bad and the ugly all together. ~ Emily Robison,
90:A good cop, a smart cop, closes cases and locks up the bad guys. ~ J D Robb,
91:all the bad things I do will go up in smoke and so will I if ~ Stephen Berg,
92:I take the good with the bad. I can't love people in slices. ~ Sean Connery,
93:It passed, though. That was the bad thing. It always passed. ~ Sarah Dessen,
94:ladies are not responsible for the bad manners of fools. ~ Charlaine Harris,
95:The bad jazz that a cat blows wails long after he’s cut out. ~ Lord Buckley,
96:The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. ~ Richard Rohr,
97:Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
98:We are not important to the universe. That's the bad news. ~ Sean M Carroll,
99:You can't appreciate the good times without the bad ones. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
100:I have to humbly say people really like the bad guys. ~ Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa,
101:Was an American archetype, the bad guy with the big heart. ~ Waylon Jennings,
102:Going after 'the bad guy' has not been a real issue for me. ~ Jennifer Garner,
103:I always think that there is the good and the bad of it all. ~ Barry Levinson,
104:My favorite driver is always either the bad guy or the underdog. ~ Bo Jackson,
105:To be at other people's orders brings out all the bad in me. ~ George Gissing,
106:War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
107:When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
108:Even on the bad days, there’s always something good you can do. ~ Bill Clinton,
109:God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the good may be undisturbed. ~ Saadi,
110:It’s the bad days that make the good ones so much better. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
111:Smart; always pimp-slap the bad guy when they’re monologuing. ~ Rick Gualtieri,
112:The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. ~ Brian D McLaren,
113:The philosopher has to be the bad conscience of his age. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
114:You forget the bad things. Why would you want to remember them? ~ James Smythe,
115:He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
116:I don’t know why the bad have to happen to the goodest ones, ~ Kathryn Stockett,
117:Stop focusing on the bad stuff because life is too damn short. ~ Simone Elkeles,
118:The bad guys don't wear signs. And all of us are only human. ~ Barbara Nickless,
119:This infidelity thing is too easy. It is the good and the bad. ~ Katherine Owen,
120:Advertising is the insidious whisper of the bad angel of commerce. ~ Leo Babauta,
121:A master sees the bad in the good, and the good in the bad. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
122:Black, dark, morose, whatever web it is that the bad guys use. ~ Michael Anderle,
123:I've inherited the bad poetry genes, but not the inventor genes. ~ Kit Harington,
124:I want you. All of you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I love you. ~ B N Toler,
125:Love itself draws on a woman nearly all the bad luck in the world ~ Willa Cather,
126:Yes, bad. Look at Daddy ripping the bad man to pieces. Go Daddy! ~ Ilona Andrews,
127:Add in the good stuff - eventually it will crowd out the bad stuff. ~ David Wolfe,
128:Despite of all my Sunday learnin', toward the bad I kept turning. ~ Merle Haggard,
129:Repeat the good. And the bad. Do it all...and pile on the years. ~ Natsuki Takaya,
130:The way to mend the bad world is to create the right world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
131:To truly know what is good in life you must experience the bad as well. ~ Various,
132:When I look at myself in the mirror, I don't see the bad guy. ~ Patrick Heusinger,
133:And just so you know, the invaders are always the bad guys. Always. ~ Laini Taylor,
134:I always like the bad ones. I know he's a bad one of some sort. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
135:righteousness is not a shield. The good die more quickly than the bad. ~ Glen Cook,
136:The bad man is continually at war with, and in opposition to, himself. ~ Aristotle,
137:The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
138:Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. ~ Kate Atkinson,
139:If there were angels, would they be the good guys or the bad?” Lindsay ~ Sylvia Day,
140:I’m not going anywhere. The good, the bad, and the ugly . . . remember? ~ B N Toler,
141:I've learned sometimes you just have to take the bad from people. ~ Darrell Hammond,
142:Never walk into a fight when the bad guys are the ones who set it up. ~ Jim Butcher,
143:One day, I’ll take you away from your father and all the bad things. ~ Logan Chance,
144:The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close. ~ Richard Codey,
145:Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
146:I am the result of the good choices I've made and the bad choices. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
147:Take me. Take all of me. The good and the bad. Everything. Take it all. ~ Sylvia Day,
148:Taking away the good is even more lethal than pointing out the bad. ~ Gloria Steinem,
149:Wine is a grand thing," I said. "It makes you forget all the bad. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
150:The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. ~ Tom Stoppard,
151:The bad things that happen to you don’t have to mean anything at all. ~ Marisha Pessl,
152:We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. ~ Charles Kuralt,
153:We’re both travelling bad roads and all bad roads lead to the bad town. ~ Ian Fleming,
154:You know, it's always fun to play the bad guy at the end of the day. ~ Julian McMahon,
155:Bastard had the bad manners to die before we were through talking to him. ~ Maya Banks,
156:negativity instinct: our tendency to notice the bad more than the good. ~ Hans Rosling,
157:The bad end unhappily; the good, unluckily. That is what tragedy means. ~ Tom Stoppard,
158:The good needs fear no law, It is his safety and the bad man's awe. ~ Philip Massinger,
159:The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
160:The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
161:The only kind of calls you get this early in the morning are the bad ones. ~ Jenny Han,
162:Those are the bad guys, right?”
“Depends on who wins, I guess. ~ Shannon A Thompson,
163:When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice, ~ Michael Lewis,
164:your life is what you make of it, with God’s grace, the good and the bad. ~ Lisa Carey,
165:Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. ~ Steve Allen,
166:If we don’t understand the bad news, we will never grasp the good news. ~ Matt Chandler,
167:If you don’t look at the bad thing, the bad thing can’t see you, right? ~ Dot Hutchison,
168:I'm one of these people that always looks on the bad side of the fence. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
169:In conclusion, the good can be made better; the bad remains bad. ~ Carlo Michelstaedter,
170:It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad. ~ Jimmy Buffett,
171:Right. But because I have different thoughts about justice, I’m the bad guy ~ V F Mason,
172:Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad to get what you need. ~ Patrick Carman,
173:The bad part is life continues. The good part is that the pain goes away. ~ Mary Balogh,
174:The great thing about this game is that the bad days are wonderful. ~ William J Clinton,
175:Then she told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. ~ Mark Twain,
176:I got a story, ain't no moral, I let the bad guy win every now and then. ~ Billy Preston,
177:it’s kind of nice if all the bad can somehow make the good that much better. ~ T R Ragan,
178:Keep an idea log where you write everything down, even the bad ideas. ~ Joshua Schachter,
179:Since all the maids are good and lovable, from whence come the bad wives? ~ Charles Lamb,
180:The bad moments always have a way of coming around again, way too soon. ~ Jennifer Niven,
181:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Oscar Wilde,
182:..."ya gotta be one of the good guys...'cause there's too many of the bad. ~ Garth Ennis,
183:I just want to get the bad guys but if I can’t see them, I can’t shoot them. ~ Chris Kyle,
184:It ain't only the bad ones, nor yet the dumb ones that gets sucked under. ~ James Baldwin,
185:Put a good person in a bad system and the bad system wins, no contest. ~ W Edwards Deming,
186:The Bad Man isn’t lurking in playgrounds, kiddies. He lives in your house. ~ Harlan Coben,
187:The last thing I need is to get involved with the bad boy of the ice planet. ~ Ruby Dixon,
188:A good person is the bad person's teacher. A bad person is the good person's task. ~ Laozi,
189:But if you kill all the bad will be the only bastard left. ~ Tsugumi Ohba,
190:If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
191:If you're playing the bad guy, you have to find what you like about them. ~ Mads Mikkelsen,
192:Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second. ~ Bob Paisley,
193:No one you'd really like to see in public office has the bad taste to run. ~ F Paul Wilson,
194:She was the bad habit I’d never broken, because I didn’t fucking want to. ~ Tammara Webber,
195:The good butterflies started to beat the shit out of the bad butterflies. ~ Kristen Ashley,
196:The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
197:There were good times or goodish times, only the bad times were so—crucial. ~ Iris Murdoch,
198:You tended to quit doing things after the bad times, and not the good times. ~ Jeff Strand,
199:a proof that good books, no more than good men, do always survive the bad. ~ Henry Fielding,
200:Being the good daughter that everyone thinks of as the bad daughter sucks. ~ Seanan McGuire,
201:But that’s not the way love goes. You show the good, disguise the bad. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
202:Even the bad pieces, the parts that are jagged and don’t work quite right. ~ Willow Winters,
203:Just like the breakthroughs, the bad stuff always takes you by surprise. (121) ~ Gail Giles,
204:One must renounce the bad taste of wishing to agree with many people. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
205:When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice, Amos ~ Michael Lewis,
206:When you live in a world that likes bad guys, the bad guys don't go away. ~ Frank E Peretti,
207:Funny how sometimes the good memories hurt worse than the bad ones. ~ Rebecca Patrick Howard,
208:How was I supposed to not believe the bad stuff if he never said the good stuff? ~ Anonymous,
209:I find that the most interestingly written parts happen to be the bad guys. ~ Liev Schreiber,
210:If you want to keep the bad guys in check, make sure the good guys are armed. ~ Anne Fortier,
211:It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. ~ Tallulah Bankhead,
212:That's the trouble about the good guys and the bad guys! They're all guys! ~ Terry Pratchett,
213:That’s the trouble about the good guys and the bad guys! They’re all guys! ~ Terry Pratchett,
214:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Richard Dawkins,
215:Daemon was the pissy pink elephant in the room with the bad attitude. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
216:The bad feeling is the body knowing and pushing toward what good would be. ~ Eugene T Gendlin,
217:The mad King, the bad King, the sad King. Ring-a-ding-ding, all hail the King! ~ Stephen King,
218:You have to embrace the good times or the bad times will always overwhelm you. ~ Aly Martinez,
219:Having benefited from happy days, should I not share with them the bad days? ~ Helen Rappaport,
220:I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air. ~ William Shakespeare,
221:It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy ~ Albert Einstein,
222:It's not the bad memories that tear a person apart. It's the good ones. ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes,
223:Put out the good and keep the bad - don't believe all you read in the Bible. ~ Freddie Mercury,
224:Sometimes I'd like to play the bad guy and sometimes I'd like to die in a movie. ~ Jackie Chan,
225:The bad can be found in anything. It is so much easier to find than the good. ~ David Levithan,
226:The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away. ~ Immanuel Kant,
227:The best of men cannot defend their fate: the good die early, the bad die late. ~ Daniel Defoe,
228:The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away. ~ Linus Pauling,
229:What are movies for if not to have the good guys triumph over the bad ones? ~ Margaret Carlson,
230:When others hurt you, Accept that it hurts, Have faith in the bad and the good. ~ Stuart Ayris,
231:Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother ~ Henrik Ibsen,
232:As we start looking for the good, our focus automatically is taken off the bad. ~ Susan Jeffers,
233:Drinking more often brings out the best in the good than the worst in the bad. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
234:Exchange the bad habit of worrying with the excellent habit of trusting God. ~ Elizabeth George,
235:If you help them (the crew) create good memories, they'll forget all the bad stuff ~ Geoff Dyer,
236:She must have a really wonderful dream often enough to make the bad ones worth it. ~ Kiera Cass,
237:The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away. ~ Linus Pauling,
238:When the bad imitate the good, there is no knowing what mischief is intended. ~ Publilius Syrus,
239:Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother. ~ Henrik Ibsen,
240:happen to us, even the bad stuff, can often teach us a little bit about ourselves. ~ R J Palacio,
241:If the bad stuff didn’t exist, the good stuff wouldn’t seem so incredibly good. ~ Allie Everhart,
242:I learned the bad guys are not always bad, the good guys are not always good. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
243:It was perfect moments like that that made all the bad ones worth living through. ~ Keary Taylor,
244:The real problem is not the bad guys; it is that good guys have gone to sleep. ~ Maynard Jackson,
245:Usually, I play the bad guy, so it's been a pleasant break to play a good guy. ~ Mariana Klaveno,
246:Were you here in the bad old days? ... That's why you can't read and write then! ~ Prince Philip,
247:You'll always get the good news; it's how fast you get the bad news that counts. ~ Harvey Mackay,
248:Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win. ~ Christiane Amanpour,
249:I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better then the bad. ~ Seneca the Younger,
250:I think I'm not really into the handsome, chivalrous knight; I like the bad boys. ~ Sophie Turner,
251:Many of the bad things that happen in companies are a function of impulsive behavior. ~ Anonymous,
252:People always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain't one. ~ Stephen King,
253:people always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain’t one. ~ Stephen King,
254:The bad guys dont always get punished and the good guys are not necessarily pure. ~ Sam Waterston,
255:The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier. ~ Javier Bardem,
256:The bad people trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? ~ Bob Marley,
257:The Bad Seeds are a band I will travel a great distance to see whenever possible. ~ Henry Rollins,
258:The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the pleasure, the pain. I want that. ~ Colleen Hoover,
259:I can critique the bad; I can take the good, and I can add whatever I want. ~ Justine Larbalestier,
260:I think we're seriously screwed when the men with guns decided to help the bad guys. ~ Rick Yancey,
261:My new job description is making you laugh and chasing away the bad dreams.” “I ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
262:No one knows what it’s like to be the bad man. —Peter Townsend, “Behind Blue Eyes ~ Stephen Hunter,
263:What do the good know?’ he said. ‘Except what the bad teach them by their excesses? ~ Clive Barker,
264:When life is a DUMPSTER, don’t get MAD! EMBRACE the good, and TOSS the BAD! ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
265:With today's movies, if we took out all the bad language, we'd go back to silent films. ~ Bob Hope,
266:For me, the biggest thing is someone who's kind. I'm not into the bad-boy thing. ~ Carrie Anne Moss,
267:He had a way of making you think the bad things he did to you were your own fault. ~ Sheila English,
268:It's not the bad people who are brave I fear, it's the good people who are afraid. ~ Terrance Hayes,
269:Life isn't always predictable. But it's how we survive the bad weather that defines us. ~ K K Allen,
270:The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
271:The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. ~ John Rawls,
272:The bad scorn the good . . .
and the crooked despise the straight." ~Greville ~ Dick Francis,
273:The best of men cannot suspend their fate; The good die early, and the bad die late. ~ Daniel Defoe,
274:The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off. ~ Bob Hope,
275:The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~ George Carlin,
276:Thinking is a great joy for a good writer and a great torture for the bad one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
277:Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. ~ Henry Hazlitt,
278:We have to embrace the good over the bad. That has to be one's personal project. ~ Yusef Komunyakaa,
279:Well, if it comes down to it, you can just crush the bad guys with your enormous ego. ~ Jus Accardo,
280:Every good and right decision that we make helps overturn the results of the bad ones. ~ Joyce Meyer,
281:The bad one is that way because of the ignorance, therefore he can be healed with wisdom. ~ Socrates,
282:The bad things that happen to you don’t have to mean anything at all. -Nora Halliday ~ Marisha Pessl,
283:These days she simply did the best job she could, accepting the good with the bad. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
284:Consciousness of the bad is an essential prerequisite to the promotion of the good. ~ Khushwant Singh,
285:Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
286:The real worth of a person came from how he acted during the bad times. (John Fiske) ~ David Baldacci,
287:There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Terry Pratchett,
288:They smiled at the good, and frowned at the bad, and sometimes they were very sad. ~ Ludwig Bemelmans,
289:To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation. ~ Marya Mannes,
290:With all the easy money that came from hustling you better be prepared to accept the bad. ~ Deja King,
291:You know your goals and what you need to do to get better-just eliminate the bad plays. ~ Eli Manning,
292:Your grandmother’s going to hell—the bad one where nobody remembers you, just so you know. ~ Amy Lane,
293:You wanted to be treated like grown-ups? Well, that includes both the good and the bad. ~ Ally Carter,
294:If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things? ~ Angela Carter,
295:It was important to dream. Dreaming tells us who we are and scrubs away the bad days. ~ Claire Legrand,
296:People like to wear blinders, so they don't have to cope with the bad things in life. ~ Katie Hamstead,
297:Sometimes, you have to take the good with the bad…otherwise ours is a pitiable existence. ~ H D Gordon,
298:The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting. ~ Gertrude Stein,
299:To will is human, to will the bad is of fallen nature, but to will the good is of Grace. ~ John Calvin,
300:Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won. ~ Eartha Kitt,
301:I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush. ~ Criss Jami,
302:I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I must be sure you don't overlook. ~ Gail Carson Levine,
303:It was always easier to believe the bad stuff people thought about you than the good. ~ Barbara Freethy,
304:Many of the good things would never have happened if the bad events hadn't happened first. ~ Suze Orman,
305:Okay, I'm guessing you're gonna give us the bad news first because there's no good news? ~ Cindy Gerard,
306:...people always want a reason for the bad things in life.
Sometimes there ain't one. ~ Stephen King,
307:The good news is, President Obama was born in America. The bad news is, so was Donald Trump. ~ Jay Leno,
308:Your teammates see you through the good and the bad. They see where your foundation lies. ~ Tobin Heath,
309:A relationship is about appreciating the good, the bad, and the ugly. No one is perfect. ~ Penelope Ward,
310:Avoid the eye that discovers with rapidity the bad, and is slow to see the good. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
311:Because sometimes in life, sweetheart. The bad guys win

-Ford 'Blame It on the Pain ~ Ashley Jade,
312:Cholesterol to go with alcohol; all the bad things in English-speaking life end in -ol. ~ Padgett Powell,
313:I know all the bad things that happened in that war. I was in uniform four years myself. ~ Ronald Reagan,
314:I love him. The good, the bad, the violent, the brutal, and the bloody. I love all of him. ~ T M Frazier,
315:In short, boundaries help us keep the good in and the bad out. They guard our treasures... ~ Henry Cloud,
316:Liberty is equally desirable to the good and to the bad, to the brave and to the dastardly. ~ John Major,
317:love isn’t static. If it’s big enough, it changes to accommodate the good and the bad. ~ Tibby Armstrong,
318:Some people only look at the good stuff and some people only look at the bad stuff. ~ Dustin Lance Black,
319:(The bad thing about having emotions is, you know, OH SHIT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME.) ~ Martha Wells,
320:The greatest gift is the ability to forget - to forget the bad things and focus on the good. ~ Joe Biden,
321:The only thing I know for certain is that everything passes. The good times, the bad times. ~ Jane Green,
322:We are convinced that certain people have all the bad qualities we do not know in ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
323:We tend to overstate and to understate, to glorify the good and ignore the bad in ourselves. ~ J D Vance,
324:Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
325:You can't speak up for your right to be silent. That's letting the bad guys win. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
326:You don’t have to primp for God. He thinks you’re gorgeous, even on the bad hair days. ~ Janice Thompson,
327:Do you want me to sing to you? I'll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
328:If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you. ~ Thomas Friedman,
329:It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
330:Nine runs to the bad, doomed, insanely hopeful, they pleaded raucously for the impossible. ~ Roger Angell,
331:The bad news is we don't have any control. The good news is we can't make any mistakes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
332:The good news is hopeful doesn't mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn't mean smart. ~ Sarah Silverman,
333:With Ed, I always pushed away the good and only heard the bad. Today, I let in the good. ~ Jenni Schaefer,
334:You never know what a day will bring, which is both the good news and the bad news of life. ~ Deb Caletti,
335:You prepare as best you can for the bad times- then live every moment with joy. ~ Shirley Rousseau Murphy,
336:Denial is often the first line of defense: refusing to accept that the bad news is true. ~ Paul Fleischman,
337:If Anderson was the good cop, and Blake was the bad cop, Jamaal was the complete psycho cop. ~ Jenna Black,
338:I've seen you around. You liken yourself a bad ass, and darlin', you are. Minus the bad. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
339:You might be throwing somethin’ away that could be good because you can’t see past the bad. ~ Becky Monson,
340:Don’t worry about me,” I said flippantly. “I’m the bad thing that happens to other people. ~ Seanan McGuire,
341:If you analyze the bad times you find that it's because you wanted to have a bad time. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
342:If your tank battalion has the choice of a good highway or a bad road, take the bad road ~ Edward N Luttwak,
343:It seems like the good guys turned out to be the bad guys, and the bad guys weren’t all that bad. ~ C J Box,
344:The world in all doth but two nations bear- The good, the bad; and these mixed everywhere. ~ Andrew Marvell,
345:With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. ~ Henry Rollins,
346:Anyone can have a happy ending, even the bad guys, but girls like me never get an easy one. ~ Seanan McGuire,
347:Most human beings will not stand in front of a stage and tell you about the bad things they did. ~ Spike Lee,
348:No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people as the bad guys. ~ Burt Ward,
349:The bad news is we don't have any control.
The good news is we can't make any mistakes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
350:The bad news is we don’t have any con­trol. The good news is you can’t make any mis­takes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
351:Things that happen to us, even the bad stuff, can often teach us a little bit about ourselves. ~ R J Palacio,
352:We killed the bad guys and brought the leaders to the peace table. That is how the world works. ~ Chris Kyle,
353:Whether you look for the good or look for the bad in a person, you'll find it." A. Lincoln ~ Abraham Lincoln,
354:And grant the bad what happiness they would / One they must want, which is to pass for good. ~ Alexander Pope,
355:Are you too bad to receive grace? How could you be too bad to receive what is for the bad? ~ David A Powlison,
356:Done up. The good news? A lot rhymes with “done up.” The bad news? A lot rhymes with “done up. ~ Angie Thomas,
357:If only life were that simple; if one could jump to the good parts and flick through the bad. ~ Jasper Fforde,
358:Most good police officers are very open-minded. The bad ones are the ones who are close-minded. ~ Peter James,
359:Most people are far more prone to let the bad experiences shape their views than the good ones. ~ Rick Joyner,
360:Sports kept me off the streets. It kept me from getting into what was going on, the bad stuff. ~ Michael Vick,
361:The bad kids and the good kids and all kids... They're just people, who deserve to be cared for. ~ John Green,
362:The bad memories always waited until the water was calm before they floated back to the surface. ~ D J Molles,
363:The bad spirits followed us like smoke, creeping into our house and into my dreams at night. ~ Brandon Hobson,
364:The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. ~ N M Facile,
365:The good and the bad. It always happens together, and all you can do is press on. Press on. ~ Marjorie M Liu,
366:The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
367:When people censor themselves they're just as likely to get rid of the good bits as the bad bits. ~ Brian Eno,
368:If only life were that simple; if one could jump to the good parts and flick through the bad — ~ Jasper Fforde,
369:I’m not in court, because crime has taken a holiday, and I already locked up all the bad guys. ~ Fern Michaels,
370:I see beauty and pain. Joy and sorrow. I see the good and I see the bad . . . and I love it all. ~ A L Jackson,
371:I think all the bad blood started when Geffen released a greatest hits package of my solo stuff. ~ Sammy Hagar,
372:Oh judge! Your damn laws! The good people don't need them, and the bad people don't obey them. ~ Ammon Hennacy,
373:You know, sometimes you have to remember the bad things so that you can learn from them. ~ Monica Denise Brown,
374:Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
375:I always root for the bad guy and I don't think you have a great movie without a great villain. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
376:Just give me more, better memories to replace the bad ones. I’ll be back to normal before we know it. ~ A R Von,
377:The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. ~ Terry Pratchett,
378:The nice thing about Farscape is that you got to be the good guy and still do the bad guy things. ~ Ben Browder,
379:watched the close-cropped, long-legged policeman with the bad back stride quickly out of the canteen. ~ Jo Nesb,
380:I think we're doing pretty well. It's clear the media, of course, always gives you the bad news. ~ Freeman Dyson,
381:Now that it's over, I wish I could have all the bad stuff back... just so I could have the good. ~ Jamie McGuire,
382:The bad scorn the good . . .
and the crooked despise the straight." ~ Dick FrancisGreville ~ Dick Francis,
383:The bad stuff never stops happening: it lives in its own dimension, repaying itself over and over. ~ Tim O Brien,
384:You just have to have faith, child. The bad times will pass. There’s only good coming your way ~ Barbara Freethy,
385:all the bad things that had happened to him were necessary if the intended outcome was to occur. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
386:Being able to discern the good decisions from the bad decisions, in advance, would be priceless. ~ Scott Hildreth,
387:Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty. ~ Imelda Marcos,
388:I want to be cleansed—I want to burn away all of the bad memories and everything bad inside of me. ~ Ava Dellaira,
389:The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around. ~ Stephen King,
390:Which in turn reminded you that the bad you had was your choice, and better than the alternative. ~ Camille Pag n,
391:You never know how things will work out. After all the bad reasons in the world, some good came out. ~ John Lydon,
392:A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward. ~ George R R Martin,
393:but as long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared no one will touch him ~ Christopher J Nolan,
394:Even from the brother there is no comfort in the bad hour, in the dark at the foot of the wall. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
395:In the movies, it was always the bad guys that got killed, and the good guys lived happily forever. ~ Fannie Flagg,
396:It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.” —Tallulah Bankhead ~ Debbie Macomber,
397:I want the good, the bad, and the in-between. All of it is what's going to make us amazing together. ~ Gail McHugh,
398:My mission is to kill the bad guy, save the world, and hopefully end up with the girl. (Steele) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
399:Scores only matter if they’re very good, no one pays much attention to the bad or mediocre ones. ~ Suzanne Collins,
400:See, this was why I liked coffee. You couldn’t screw up making coffee. Even the bad stuff was good. ~ Kim Harrison,
401:She shrugged: just like him to think of all the bad things that could happen. “Someday is not today, ~ Imbolo Mbue,
402:That was one of the bad things about being able to read: people could nag you from a great distance. ~ Ruth Downie,
403:The bad news is that this orchard has suddenly developed very dishonourable intentions toward us. Run! ~ Anonymous,
404:the best thing to do was let the water flow; in time the river would carry the bad blood away. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
405:There aren't many poster children for cool angst. Everybody thinks it's cool if you're the bad girl. ~ Fiona Apple,
406:You can love the good in us and hate the bad but the bad is in us too. Without it we wouldn't be us. ~ Rick Yancey,
407:Being the bad guy breaks the ice over conversations people don’t realize they aren’t having ~ Christy Leigh Stewart,
408:Everything will be okay. Good things last, and the bad things will fade away. So, go find your good. ~ Jessica Park,
409:every uprising took place because of this doubt, this feeling, that we’re in the bad place right here. ~ Hugh Howey,
410:Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again. ~ Veronica Roth,
411:I don't feel that as an artist my job is to offer PR propaganda, whether for the good or for the bad. ~ Ayad Akhtar,
412:ignore the bad habit and put your energy toward building a new habit that will override the old one. ~ Daniel Coyle,
413:I think you just have to take the bad with the good and you're going to get hurt more, but it's worth it. ~ Amy Ray,
414:I've always been, in games, the bad guy. If there was ever cops and robbers I was always a robber. ~ Jake M Johnson,
415:just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie. ~ Arianna Huffington,
416:Screw pretty. I'd rather be strong. Pretty fades over time. Strength gets you through the bad shit. ~ Thea Harrison,
417:...sometimes we have to find the courage to take off our shoes and feel it all. Even the bad stuff. ~ Denise Hunter,
418:Tad socked him. Hard. Twice.

Someday the bad guys would realize monologues were a bad thing. ~ Vivian Arend,
419:The bad guys are not typical, they are not just bad, they are interesting. They might be good or bad. ~ Jan de Bont,
420:The good news is we had this idea of cloud computing. The bad news is we were 10 years too early. ~ Marc Andreessen,
421:There's a million what-ifs in life. You just have to keep yourself from thinking about the bad ones. ~ Juliette Fay,
422:You Change Your Valley Into A Peak When You Find And Use The Good That Is Hidden In The Bad Time. ~ Spencer Johnson,
423:You never know what even the bad situations will lead to, which I guess is true with anything in life. ~ Emma Stone,
424:Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
425:Good news, they found Nemo! The bad news is, they found him in one of Wolfgang Puck's puff pastries. ~ Billy Crystal,
426:I just want that, the way I feel when you kiss me. Just having it makes all the bad things better. ~ Brenna Yovanoff,
427:It's complicated, being an American, Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time. ~ Louis Simpson,
428:Men often think it's the bad boys who get the hot chicks. But I'm living proof that the good guys win. ~ Carson Daly,
429:My fiction-writing career owes it start to the bad navigation of an 18th century pirate. For it was ~ Paul Kemprecos,
430:The whole point of life is learning to live with the consequences of the bad decision we've made. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
431:Women should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
432:For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Cat Grant,
433:Its not a contest about whose days suck the most. The point is we all have to put up with the bad days. ~ R J Palacio,
434:Let me in. Let me be here for everything, all the good, all the bad. All your light and all your dark. ~ Karina Halle,
435:The bad doesn’t always erase the good,” I whisper. “No.” His eyes cut to mine. “I think it just blends. ~ Ashley Jade,
436:I cannot forget two things in my whole life; the bad days I have suffered and good days I have enjoyed ~ M F Moonzajer,
437:If we believe the good we read about ourselves, we have to believe the bad we read about ourselves. ~ Anthony Anderson,
438:I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster. ~ Arthur Ashe,
439:It's not a contest about whose days suck the most. The point is we all have to put up with the bad days. ~ R J Palacio,
440:Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others. ~ Sallust,
441:She made me sympathise rather than fear. She made me believe in good rather than recognise the bad. I ~ Pepper Winters,
442:You can bluff the good players, but not the bad players. Against the bad players, you have to have a hand. ~ Sam Farha,
443:At his words, the good butterflies trounced the bad butterflies and the bad ones retreated to Siberia. ~ Kristen Ashley,
444:...bad neighborhoods no longer plague only urban ghettos; the bad neighborhoods have spread to the suburbs. ~ J D Vance,
445:Because with time blocking out the bad, memory is always bound to be a bit naive and stupidly optimistic. ~ Guy Delisle,
446:For Ben, watching the bad guys blow up buildings and try to shoot down airliners just never got old. ~ Mary Kay Andrews,
447:I don't need someone that sees what's good about me. I need someone that sees the bad and still wants me. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
448:Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? ~ Anthony Burgess,
449:It's about having's not about being the bad guy, it's about entertaining people. ~ Floyd Mayweather Jr,
450:It still is. The good. The bad. The sea of ugly in between—as long as it’s us, it will always be perfect. ~ Jewel E Ann,
451:let it judge that nothing is either bad or good which can happen equally to the bad man and the good. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
452:My mom says crying is just your body expelling all the bad stuff. Like a sneeze. Like your soul sneezing. ~ Jeff Garvin,
453:Part of that Power, not understood, Which always wills the Bad, and always works the Good. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
454:The good news is that the president gets another chance. The bad news is that he'll be two weeks older. ~ Johnny Carson,
455:To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions. ~ Suzy Kassem,
456:I am a firm believer that the pull for human beings is towards the good, generally outweighing the bad. ~ Neill Blomkamp,
457:I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings. ~ Matthew Quick,
458:I'm always happy to play the bad girl. I just get to have fun, and it's obviously all done with a smile. ~ Nicole Kidman,
459:She wished all her memories could be of the good times, but the bad times kept coming back to haunt her. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
460:That's the trouble with good writers. Only the bad ones make you want to do the human thing and look away. ~ Nick Hornby,
461:The bad news (or good news, depending on your point of view) is that things have always been like this. ~ Thomas Piketty,
462:The best part of a great movie is a great villain and I usually have a tendency to root for the bad guy. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
463:The good news is you survived. The bad news is you're hurt and no one can heal you but yourself. ~ Clementine von Radics,
464:Bill Gates is just a monocle and a Persian Cat away from being one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie. ~ Dennis Miller,
465:Don’t let the bad leg fool you, son. If you hurt my princess, I will be the nightmare you never see coming. ~ C J Redwine,
466:In our unlucky times, it is a great comfort to think that luck favors only the bad guys or the dull! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
467:Is the man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? ~ Anthony Burgess,
468:On my better days, I could feel free and tough and proud of myself; on the bad ones, I was alone as hell. ~ Gail Caldwell,
469:That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy. ~ Nicholas Lea,
470:Human beings of any age need to approve of themselves; the bad times in history come when they cannot. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
471:I feel sorry for ThunderClan, stuck with you as leader, when every cat knows the bad blood you’ve inherited. ~ Erin Hunter,
472:The key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones. Accept thoughts, but don’t become them. ~ Matt Haig,
473:Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad. ~ Jeffrey R Holland,
474:Unless you refuse the bad things happening to you, you will continue to suffer with your own consent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
475:We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious. ~ Eric Hoffer,
476:Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsequently turns its back on bad and good alike. ~ Eric Bentley,
477:I know, he said. We are into the Bad Idea neighborhood and heading down I Have a Bad Feeling Street. (Shane) ~ Rachel Caine,
478:I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I
must be sure you don't overlook.
-Char to Ella ~ Gail Carson Levine,
479:The good news is you are a beloved child of God; the bad news is you don’t get to choose your siblings. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
480:The good thing about social media is it gives everyone a voice. The bad thing is … it gives everyone a voice. ~ Brian Solis,
481:Wanderlove is about forgetting the bad things and focusing on the good. Out with the old and in with new. ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
482:We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad - good. ~ Anna Politkovskaya,
483:Darling, just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie. ~ Arianna Huffington,
484:If books were judged by the bad uses man can put them to, what book has been more misused than the Bible? ~ Jacques Maritain,
485:in my story, i am the protagonist & the bad thing, i have to learn how to bend the light out of myself. ~ Sabrina Benaim,
486:Listen, gods die when they are forgotten. People too. But the land’s still here. The good places, and the bad. ~ Neil Gaiman,
487:My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
488:She sighed as he left, wondering why it was becoming so difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys. ~ Barbara Freethy,
489:We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. ~ David Letterman,
490:You are made who you are by the bad stuff, the little things, as much as the great triumphs and big decisions. ~ Kate Jacobs,
491:Here you can shoot the bad guys,' a mercenary says in Baghdad. 'In America we give them corporate bonuses. ~ Michael Robotham,
492:In our country we must trust the people to hear and see both the good and the bad and to choose the good. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
493:I want to marry you, Jenna. And marriage means a partnership. A partnership means we take the good and the bad. ~ Jaci Burton,
494:Reading good books ruins you for enjoying the bad ones." The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
495:Sleep,” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously. ~ Anonymous,
496:The biggest mistake of the man is that he thinks he doesn't deserve the good and the bad things from his life. ~ Paulo Coelho,
497:The good and the bad news is that politicians rarely do what they say they are going to do when they campaign. ~ Charles Koch,
498:We expect rewards for goodness, and punishments for the bad things which we do. Often, they are not immediately ~ Leo Tolstoy,
499:I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy. ~ Brion James,
500:It's not a contest about whose days suck the most, Auggie. The point is we all have to put up with the bad days. ~ R J Palacio,
501:The bad news that we are all guilty is met with the best news that God loves and forgives guilty people. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
502:All reviews should carry a Surgeon General's warning. The good ones turn your head, the bad ones break your heart. ~ David Ives,
503:How you limp along during the bad times means so much more than how you glide along during the good ones, right? ~ Meghan March,
504:I wouldn't be where I am now if I didn't fail ... a lot. The good, the bad, it's all part of the success equation. ~ Mark Cuban,
505:Men sometimes have to leave their ladies alone, and ladies are not responsible for the bad manners of fools. ~ Charlaine Harris,
506:Or: When bad things cannot be subtracted, protect the good things and focus on them when you need a break from the bad. ~ Stoya,
507:The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious. ~ T S Eliot,
508:The bad psychological material is not a sin but a disease. It does not need to be repented of, but to be cured. And ~ C S Lewis,
509:The bad thing about the Bushwhackers is that win, lose, or draw, you gotta have everything you got on fumigated. ~ Bobby Heenan,
510:The bad times I can handle. It's the good times that drive me crazy. When is the other shoe going going to drop? ~ Erma Bombeck,
511:The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does. ~ Confucius,
512:They feel guilty for having survived so they pretend the bad things never happened
Exodus (1960) screenplay ~ Dalton Trumbo,
513:Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. Death is just one more thing to be embraced. ~ Kate Atkinson,
514:When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them. ~ Criss Jami,
515:You take the good with the bad and try not to listen to everything said about you because you know it's not good. ~ Karl Malone,
516:An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
517:I don't do my job to catch the bad guys. Why would I want to do that? No, I do my job to make order out of chaos. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
518:I don't want this life to end," said Alexander. "The good, the bad, the everything, the very old, to ever end. ~ Paullina Simons,
519:I don’t want this life to end," said Alexander. The good, the bad, the everything, the very old, to ever end". ~ Paullina Simons,
520:I kind of like to think of myself as the bad girl Olympian that would get kicked out of the Miss America pageant. ~ Ronda Rousey,
521:I've always played the guy with the gun and the knife. That's how many actors start out, playing the bad guy. ~ Benicio Del Toro,
522:Most women don't like good men. They say they want a good buy, but most women always wind up with the bad boy. ~ Stephanie Mills,
523:One must read all writers twice--the good as well as the bad. The one kind will be recognized; the other, unmasked. ~ Karl Kraus,
524:On this earth everyone has his cross. But we must act in such a way that we be not the bad, but good thief. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
525:passages are always the purest, the bad are invariably revolting you will never wish to read them over twice. ~ Charlotte Bronte,
526:The bad mood fairy comes to annoy you only when you are actually in a good position, but don't yet realise it! ~ Jonathan Cainer,
527:The truth is, we know so little about life, we don't really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
528:The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
529:And if I don't answer... Then what?... Oh, no. Someone protect me from the bad man with a knife. - Admiral Kahina ~ Susan Dennard,
530:I don't always expect good from people. I always expect the bad and I am pleasantly surprised when they are nice. ~ Nick Wechsler,
531:I keep thinking the bad guys will win in the end and take it all away, but somehow it all seems to keep working. ~ Tom Scharpling,
532:other words, bad neighborhoods no longer plague only urban ghettos; the bad neighborhoods have spread to the suburbs. ~ J D Vance,
533:Sleep,” he says. “I'll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously. ~ Veronica Roth,
534:The bad guy always gets the best scene and the best lines in the film, and they usually get the most days off. ~ Richard Dreyfuss,
535:The best friend a man can have is reading and writing, and the bad ones to avoid are Go and chess and flute and pipe. ~ Hojo Soun,
536:[The golden proportion] is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult [to produce] and the good easy. ~ Albert Einstein,
537:The good or the bad fortune of men depends not less upon their own dispositions than upon fortune. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
538:The padded outfits, the bad scripts, the phony-looking sets... he dealt with it all. He had to. He was Superman. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
539:The past would always be part of the present, but at least that was true for both sides: the good and the bad. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
540:We need to focus on killing the bad guys, not getting stuck in Middle Eastern civil wars that don't keep America safe. ~ Ted Cruz,
541:Reverend was right about one thing: people always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain’t one. ~ Anonymous,
542:Seeing him this close to me brings back every single feeling I've ever felt for this boy... the good and the bad. ~ Colleen Hoover,
543:The greatest tragedy for a good quotation is to be anonymous; and for the bad one, is to be known and famous! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
544:Unless you point to the good news of God's grace people will not be able to bear the bad news of God's judgement. ~ Timothy Keller,
545:When the bad guy informs you that the person you love isn't the good guy after all, you really should listen to him. ~ Ashley Jade,
546:You couldnt erase everything that caused you pain with recollection.Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones ~ Cassandra Clare,
547:Bad guys have only one enemy: The Universe; but the good guys have two enemies: The universe and the bad guys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
548:Be thankful for the bad things in life. For they open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before ~ Unknown,
549:But surely, if you trust God, you can believe the bad moments pass, and the good memories are worth enough. ~ Helen Hooven Santmyer,
550:Despite the bad luck life had dealt him, he still had faith that tomorrow could indeed bring into being a new world. ~ Ben Rawlence,
551:Do not feel sorry for the bad luck of people, because behind everyone’s misery is their own stupidity and laziness. ~ M F Moonzajer,
552:Don’t lose faith in the good things, even when life is tough. The good things come in waves, along with the bad. ~ Julianne MacLean,
553:It seems to be remarkable that death increases our veneration for the good, and extenuates our hatred for the bad. ~ Samuel Johnson,
554:Just to keep the bad dreams at bay, she took a swig out of a bottle that smelled of apples and happy brain-death. ~ Terry Pratchett,
555:Life is nothing but a memory. People who dwell on the bad ones aren't going to have a whole lot of good ones coming up. ~ John Daly,
556:Remember the good hours when the words are flowing well. And never mind the bad hours; there is no life without them. ~ Herman Wouk,
557:The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth. ~ Saadi,
558:The good news may be that Nature is phasing out the white man, but the bad news is that's who She thinks we all are. ~ Alice Walker,
559:The majority should not be punished and subjected to a licensing curfew because of the bad behavior of the minority. ~ Tessa Jowell,
560:There is no economy in having one operation produce a part and another separate the good ones from the bad ones. ~ W Edwards Deming,
561:We mustn't only remember the good bits," she said. "We must remember the bad bits, too, so that we know it was real. ~ Eva Ibbotson,
562:We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad! ~ Moliere,
563:What you are is a man who means to be good, and undo the bad he's done, and that's as good as any man ever gets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
564:While the good news of the gospel may not appeal to everyone, the bad news of the gospel still applies to everyone. ~ Matt Chandler,
565:I think Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are the frontrunners. It's kind of like the race between the tortoise and the bad hair. ~ Jay Leno,
566:Keep moving. Don't get bogged down. Don't think about the bad stuff. Smile and joke even when you don't feel like it. ~ Rick Riordan,
567:Sometimes great tunes happen to bad times, and when the bad time is over, not all the tunes get to move on with you. ~ Rob Sheffield,
568:There's ups and downs in this love. Got a lot to learn in this love. Through the good and the bad, still got love. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
569:when people are abused while growing up, they reverse the function of boundaries and keep the bad in and the good out. ~ Henry Cloud,
570:But if you want to think like a Freak, you must learn to be a master of incentives—the good, the bad, and the ugly. ~ Steven D Levitt,
571:If you are ready for the bad surprises, then you are ready to reach the unreachable places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
572:Kindness can turn the bad man's heart, and fools convert to wise, Make poison into nectar-juice, and friends of enemies. ~ Bhartrhari,
573:Reverend was right about one thing: people always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain't one. ~ Stephen King,
574:Reverend was right about one thing: people always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain’t one. ~ Stephen King,
575:The good may lose; the bad may win! Remember this! Because knowing this increases the chance of the good to win! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
576:The music kicks in and maybe the bad times kick out and maybe the world's a little better for them than it was before. ~ Cath Crowley,
577:The stupid thief wears the sheep bell around his neck! Such stupidity of the bad is always good for the society! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
578:Be willing and unafraid to write badly, because often the bad stuff...forms a base on which to build something better. ~ Jennifer Egan,
579:Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. Its simply a choice to take action. ~ Anna Lappe,
580:If you can't stop the bad thoughts from coming to visit, at least you can make fun of them while they're hanging around. ~ Jim Butcher,
581:If you can’t stop the bad thoughts from coming to visit, at least you can make fun of them while they’re hanging around. ~ Jim Butcher,
582:I think that Medvedev and Putin are in on it together. One is playing the good cop and the other the bad cop. ~ Yekaterina Samutsevich,
583:Remembering only the good times was just as unhealthy as remembering only the bad ones—there was no closure in either. ~ Carolyn Brown,
584:So there you go. You can love the good in us and hate the bad, but the bad is in us, too. Without it, we wouldn’t be us. ~ Rick Yancey,
585:That’s how life is,” she said. “The hard choices are between the bad and the worse, not the good and the better. ~ David Macinnis Gill,
586:The bad thing about nerd stars: they’re so high up that it’s hard to hear or see unless you exist in space with them. ~ Krista Ritchie,
587:To know the good from the bad, measure the heart. Actions reveal the true coloring of one's heart, not their intentions. ~ Suzy Kassem,
588:You don't sit around looking for reasons to do the right thing; it's the bad decisions that require creative reasoning. ~ Andy Stanley,
589:A human being survives by his ability to forget. Memory is always ready to blot out the bad and retain only the good. ~ Varlam Shalamov,
590:do as much as you can for as many as you can, every day. Even on the bad days, there’s always something good you can do. ~ Bill Clinton,
591:If you go through life thinking about all the bad things that can happen, you soon talk yourself into doing nothing at all. ~ Anonymous,
592:I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting. ~ Kate Beckinsale,
593:Letting go is not forgetting. It's opening your eyes to the good that grew from the bad, the life that blooms from decay. ~ Emily Henry,
594:Maybe all books are written simply because in every game the bad guys have the advantage and that is too much to bear. ~ lvaro Enrigue,
595:No one is exclusively bad, nor is anyone exclusively good. Some are just forced to work harder at suppressing the bad. ~ Colleen Hoover,
596:such is the corruption of nature that the bad are much more likely to debauch the good than the good to reform the bad. ~ Matthew Henry,
597:The bad guy, the one we could only imagine in the mask, in the shadows - it was always closer than we liked to imagine. ~ Megan Miranda,
598:The ultimate tragedy of Birmingham was not the brutality of the bad people, but the silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
599:Through all the bad guys that I've played, they're justifiably bad - they have their reasons. It's been important to me. ~ Cam Gigandet,
600:When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good—you will get that.... ~ Eleanor H Porter,
601:A person who is discreet in speaking will be useful during the good times and will avoid punishment during the bad. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
602:I’m not going to be the bad guy here, Ryder, because you can’t be like every other man out there and think with your dick. ~ Amy Andrews,
603:It's really easy, once somebody passes away, for the tales about them to become taller, the good ones and the bad ones. ~ Ashton Kutcher,
604:I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lived it and I'm still here to talk about it and help someone else if I can. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
605:Man had freedom to choose the good, but this same freedom also allowed him to choose the bad. This is called moral freedom. ~ Greg Koukl,
606:Mr. A calls me into his office and says he's got bad news and bad news, and which do I want first. I say the bad news. ~ George Saunders,
607:Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. ~ Stephen King,
608:Every work has the bad side, and people will be mean to you, and when you're young, you don't know how to defend yourself. ~ Adriana Lima,
609:Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth. ~ Joseph Barbera,
610:Inconsiderate to the last, Josef Stalin, a man who never had to meet a deadline, had the bad taste to die in installments. ~ A J Liebling,
611:In other words, bad neighborhoods no longer plague only urban ghettos; the bad neighborhoods have spread to the suburbs. This ~ J D Vance,
612:Sometimes she wishes she could turn herself inside out. That way people would see the good in her before they saw the bad. ~ Claudia Gray,
613:The bad news: surviving this will be the second worst experience of your life. The good news: the worst is already over. ~ Jennifer Niven,
614:The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don't appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night. ~ Gautama Buddha,
615:When we learn to give thanks, we are learning to concentrate not on the bad things, but on the good things in our lives. ~ Amy Vanderbilt,
616:Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side. Not only down for the good times. But also down through the bad times. ~ Will Smith,
617:Every book you pick up has it's own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. ~ Stephen King,
618:How come it’s all right for the bad guys to do whatever they want, and whenever I want to do something it’s ‘forget about it’? ~ Garth Nix,
619:I let out a sigh, hoping it releases some of the bad karma I just incurred from being so heinous. (Sean Griswold's Head) ~ Lindsey Leavitt,
620:It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high. ~ Steven Seagal,
621:The great thing about the Internet: It gives everyone a voice. The bad thing about the Internet: It gives everyone a voice. ~ Harlan Coben,
622:When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
623:You’re worth fighting for. Maybe I’m getting there. Maybe I’m not the bad bet that I believed myself to be for so, so long. ~ Mia Sheridan,
624:You’ve got a point. But I like it better when the bad guys are just the bad guys.” “There’s always plenty of them to go around. ~ J D Robb,
625:Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse. ~ Allan Massie,
626:The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
627:The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does. ~ William Blake,
628:The difference between a good artist and a bad one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal, the good one really does. ~ William Blake,
629:the good memories tucked inside ourselves, but I think he’d scoff at the idea of dwelling on the bad stuff. So we won’t. ~ Ruth Logan Herne,
630:The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do. ~ Ted Nelson,
631:You know how we tell the good guys from the bad guys? The bad guys shoot at us."

Best lesson my father ever taught me. ~ Rick Yancey,
632:Dreams are sometimes important, you know. They can be a way of openin’ up the window and lettin’ the bad air out.” Mack ~ William Paul Young,
633:I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
634:Most of the bad taste I've been accused of has been generic bad taste; it's been making fun of an idea as opposed to a person. ~ John Cleese,
635:Positive reinforcement to counter negative experience, because ultimately, nobody wants to face the bad things alone. ~ Kealan Patrick Burke,
636:Seek out the good in the bad,
the happy in your sad,
the gain in your pain,
what make you grateful, not hateful. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
637:You say you don't see any part of me. To love in all this mess and I know. You take the good and all the bad that comes with me. ~ Sara Quin,
638:But I'm simply not going to deceive anybody about the life as I've seen it. It's all here: the good, the bad and the ugly. ~ Anthony Bourdain,
639:Don’t be sorry, I won’t let it hurt me. I’ll forget all the bad and remember only the good, for I did enjoy a great deal. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
640:I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words. I scatter them... in time, and space. A message to lead myself here. ~ Russell T Davies,
641:My stepdad always said, "If you're going to believe the good, you're going to believe the bad." I think that's really important. ~ Gigi Hadid,
642:Never believe the bad guy is dead until you see a body,” said Simon. “That just leads to unhappiness and surprise ambushes. ~ Cassandra Clare,
643:Scientists are adding an extra second to the year 2015. Yeah. Here's the bad news. You just wasted it listening to this joke. ~ Conan O Brien,
644:The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.”  ~ Ch gyam Trungpa,
645:The good and the bad, the sugar and the salt, the kicks and the kisses—what’s come before and what will come after, you and me— ~ Kami Garcia,
646:There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change. ~ Albert Camus,
647:The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News ofJesus into the bad news ofreligion. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
648:They knew each other’s jokes, even the bad ones, and the weak points in their walls. That was why their fights were so harsh. ~ Max Gladstone,
649:This is what I want to do with Violet—give her only the good, keep away the bad, so that good is all we ever have around us. ~ Jennifer Niven,
650:You can't let the good things people say make you feel too good, because you're going to let the bad things make you feel bad. ~ Eddie Murphy,
651:You have to let your team get all the credit for all the good stuff that happens, and you take responsibility for the bad stuff. ~ Sam Altman,
The difference between the good guys and the bad guys is whether they use human shields or make themselves human shields. ~ Anonymous,
653:I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words. I scatter them ... in time, and space. A message to lead myself here. ~ Russell T Davies,
654:In the bad old days, men kept women from choosing to work. In the bad new days, women keep women from choosing to stay home. ~ Jennifer Crusie,
655:The bad news is that yesterday sucked. The good news is that yesterday is gone. Today's a new day. Own it! Shape it! Live it! ~ Steve Maraboli,
656:The bad news is that yesterday sucked. The good news is that yesterday is gone. Today’s a new day. Own it! Shape it! Live it! ~ Steve Maraboli,
657:The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground.
   ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
658:The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
659:This is what I want to do with Violet - give her only the good, keep away the bad, so that good is all we ever have around us ~ Jennifer Niven,
660:You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. ~ M L Stedman,
661:A fool thinks it like honey so long as the bad deed does not bear fruit, but when it does bear fruit he experiences suffering. ~ Gautama Buddha,
662:I don't fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
663:I grew up pretty much prevented from knowing anything from Communist China except that they were the bad guys that stole our country. ~ Ang Lee,
664:Nostalgia, as always, had wiped away the bad memories and magnified the good ones. no one was safe from its onslaught. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
665:Remember this, Agent Black. Just because we're fighting the bad guys doesn't necessarily mean we're working for the good guys. ~ Craig Schaefer,
666:The good thing about being numb is that no one can hurt you, but the bad thing about being numb is that no one can love you. ~ Kaiylah Muhammad,
667:The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News of Jesus into the bad news of religion. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
668:We say in a democracy that good ideas will drive out bad ones, so if the good ones aren't there, we're left with the bad ones ~ Barry McCaffrey,
669:You ever notice that like seventy-five percent of the dudes in America look like the bad guy in The Karate Kid?” I say. “Don’t ~ Matthew Norman,
670:I did it to get what I want. Maybe I should regret that, but I can’t. Sometimes you do the bad thing and hope for the good result. ~ Holly Black,
671:Muddling along ... is the great secret to life... You take the good and the bad and cope as they happen" - Gallen in Intrigues ~ Mercedes Lackey,
672:Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. ~ Napoleon Hill,
673:The Bad Lama advises, “If you have time to freak out, you have time to sit. If you have time to complain, you have time to sit.” 151 ~ Anonymous,
674:There are only two kinds of books -- good books and the others. The good are winnowed from the bad through the democracy of time. ~ Edward Abbey,
675:Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you're the mayor. The bad news is, now you're the mayor. ~ Clint Eastwood,
676:You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it. ~ Carmen Electra,
677:You must have brought the bad weather with you
The sky's the color of lead
All you've left me is a feather
On an unmade bed ~ Tom Waits,
678:And be brave. Don’t lose faith in the good things, even when life is tough. The good things come in waves, along with the bad. ~ Julianne MacLean,
679:Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude (1870),
680:He looked like he needed some jungle ruins to explore or some bad people to hit with a chair. Trouble was, he was the bad people. ~ Ilona Andrews,
681:I guess everybody's different, but I know that everybody's natural instinct is to remember the bad stuff more than the good stuff. ~ Sam Trammell,
682:it has been my unfortunate experience that you can’t rely on divine intervention and that fate favors the bad as often as the good. ~ Terry Hayes,
683:Murder is about power and the more powerful women get the more it will change the good that they do and the bad that they do. ~ Patricia Cornwell,
684:Now the bad guy's not targeting cash. He's targeting narcotics. And he's robbing a pharmacy because that's where the narcotics are. ~ Paul Martin,
685:The bad news is that if we do in fact get off the earth we will contaminate the rest of the universe with our moral insufficiency. ~ E L Doctorow,
686:The bad things don't seem to happen to bad people.'
That's because they already did. There's no original evil left in the world. ~ Keith Ablow,
687:The good news: he dropped Annabeth. The bad news: he dropped her headfirst onto the rocks, where she lay motionless as a rag doll. ~ Rick Riordan,
688:The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. ~ Ray Bradbury,
689:We all have a tiny whispery voice inside of us, but the bad ones are usually at a lower register and come through a little clearer. ~ Amy Poehler,
690:You gotta look for the good in the bad, the happy in your sad, the gain in your pain, and what makes you grateful not hateful. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
691:You know the bad thing about being a survivor... You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift. ~ Carrie Fisher,
692:You've the Devil's own tongue, and all his arts, I'm sure. You're like the bad angel, whispering in my ear — and I always listen. ~ Loretta Chase,
693:But the law's dream - anyone's dream - would be to turn the clock back and stop the bad thing from happening in the first place. ~ Ward Farnsworth,
694:Google has the informal corporate motto of “don’t be evil”, but they make money when anything happens online, even the bad stuff.’ In ~ Jon Ronson,
695:If you miss one moment of enjoying your own life and relationships because you're trying to punish someone else, the bad guy wins. ~ Amy Dickinson,
696:In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes in order not to see the bad things in life. ~ Paulo Coelho,
697:Life is where you look, right? I mean look for the bad, you'll find more of the bad, look for the good, you'll find more of the good. ~ Jane Green,
698:We never ask for the bad that happens to us, but it happens. The true test of character is how we go on, what we take from it. ~ Michelle M Pillow,
699:But just so you know, most people are made of good and bad. And most people are capable of keeping the bad much smaller than the good, ~ L H Cosway,
700:Every negative is a positive. The bad things that happen to me, I somehow make them good.
That means you can’t do anything to hurt me. ~ 50 Cent,
701:Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys. ~ Bruce Willis,
702:In Colin’s research group, they learned that they could turn the bad genes on and off simply by adjusting animal protein intake. ~ T Colin Campbell,
703:I think we're all good and bad, but good's not funny. Bad is funny. Suppress the good and let the bad out, and then you can be funny. ~ Larry David,
704:It’s okay to feel lost like you’re wandering around in the dark. It’s the bad days that make the good ones so much better.” My ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
705:I will give you all of me, the good, the bad, and the broken parts because I know you make me better. You make me whole again. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
706:Vengeance comes not slowly either upon you or any other wicked man, but steals silently and imperceptibly, placing its foot on the bad. ~ Euripides,
707:You think there are still good people in the world? Oh, yes, he said. Billions. It’s just that the bad ones make so much more noise. ~ Lauren Groff,
708:Goodness and simplicity are indissolubly united.-The bad are the most sophisticated, all the world over, and the good the least. ~ Harriet Martineau,
709:I constantly saw the false and the bad, and finally the absurd and the senseless, standing in universal admiration and honour. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
710:If you are going to hide yourself and you will not stand against the work of the bad people, you have given them an endorsement. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
711:I'm not the guy with the enormous comedy nose or the big feet or the bad posture or the whatever; a physical comic has certain things. ~ Dick Cavett,
712:Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us ~ Nicole Reed,
713:The bad thing about all religions is that, instead of being able to confess their allegorical nature, they have to conceal it. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
714:Then the concerts ended, the bad weather began, my friends left Balbec; not all at once, like the swallows, but all in the same week ~ Marcel Proust,
715:To wanna be me is to go through not just the good but the bad. You wanna share my story identically? Man, you gonna take some lumps. ~ Queen Latifah,
716:In my years, I have seen that people must be their own gods and make their own good fortune. The bad will come or not come anyway. ~ Octavia E Butler,
717:Life catches you by surprise. It always does. But there's good mixed in with the bad. It's there. You just have to recognize it. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
718:No matter how well things are going, failure and disaster are just around the corner. So celebrate the good, but be ready for the bad. ~ Vivek Wadhwa,
719:The bad things, don't do them. The good things, try to do them. Try to purify, subdue your own mind. That is the teaching of all buddhas. ~ Nhat Hanh,
720:The clearest sign of coming catastrophe is when all the bad shit in your life suddenly stops. You’re entering the eye of the shitstorm. ~ Leah Raeder,
721:The good things that happen to us were meant to happen, and the bad things that happen are lessons meant to teach us to be better. ~ Adriana Trigiani,
722:The punishment for bad manners is as certain as the punishment for crime. By common consent, society banishes the bad-mannered. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
723:There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
724:We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons so we can put the bad guys in there, like the pedophiles and the politicians. ~ Kinky Friedman,
725:Yeah and it's over before you know it It all goes by so fast Yeah the bad nights take forever And the good nights don't ever seem to last ~ Tom Petty,
726:If we have to have a choice between being dead and pitied, and being alive with a bad image, we'd rather be alive and have the bad image. ~ Golda Meir,
727:I love an underdog. No, I don't necessarily mean the cartoon. I mean like David, as in Goliath, or the Bears, as in The Bad News Bears. ~ Nancy Lublin,
728:I witnessed doom, though. It was around me. But at the time, I thought the bad luck of other people reaffirmed that I was doing okay. ~ Rachel Kushner,
729:Every negative is a positive. The bad things that happen to me, I somehow make them good. That means you can't do anything to hurt me. ~ Curtis Jackson,
730:Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ~ David Hume,
731:I always seek the good that is in people and leave the bad to Him who made mankind and knows how to round off the corners. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
732:I believed what he told me in that note, that if I cared for someone, I'd be responsible for the bad things that happened to that person. ~ Elisa Nader,
733:I don't enjoy any kind of danger or volatility. I don't have that kind of 'I love the bad guys' thing. No, no thank you. I like nice people. ~ Tina Fey,
734:I know that in my life my girlfriends are one of the most important relationships I have going through the good times and the bad times. ~ Cameron Diaz,
735:Imagine how great you will feel when you know your partner loves all of you, all the time. The good, the bad, and everything in between! ~ Arielle Ford,
736:I noticed that the snow was gone and the ground looked greener. It’s funny how the good stuff can wipe away the bad stuff so quickly. ~ Melody J Bremen,
737:It’s true that it can be difficult to sort out civilians from insurgents in certain situations, but here the bad guys made it easy for us. ~ Chris Kyle,
738:Lack of respect for the worker. This nourishes disconnection, fear, anger, phoniness, and all the bad stuff that impedes excellence. ~ Edward Hallowell,
739:The first time he'd held her hand, it felt so good that it crowded out all the bad things. It felt better than anything had ever hurt. ~ Rainbow Rowell,
740:The Sun shineth as well on the good as the bad: God from on high beholdeth all the workers of iniquity, as well as the upright of heart. ~ Thomas Nashe,
741:To actively improve the world
and change your life as well,
speak all the good you know,
and all the bad refuse to tell. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
742:But life can’t be about holding on to the bad things. It has to be about grabbing on to the good things and letting the bad things go. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
743:My real nature, my real self, wanted that person to believe in me, to see the good, ignore the bad, and make me feel like I had a future. ~ Karina Halle,
744:Take the good with the bad. Learn to live with your fears. Because being with him…having the good, it makes the bad a whole lot better. ~ Samantha Towle,
745:The good news for the Washington Federals is they do not have a quarterback controversy. The bad news is they do not have a quarterback. ~ Jeff Pearlman,
746:The good news is that when you have something to do, life will not allow you to move forward until you do it. The bad news is the same. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
747:The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Kevin Costner was inspired to write Dances With Wolves after viewing this movie on television. ~ Conor Lastowka,
748:There were times when the bad and the sad could have weighed me down. But to drink life from only the good is to taste only half of it. ~ E L Konigsburg,
749:Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy. ~ Napoleon Hill,
750:We've always known you can gain circulation or viewers by cheapening the product, and now you're finding the bad driving out the good. ~ Walter Cronkite,
751:When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice. Once when you worry about it, and the second time when it happens. ~ Amos Tversky,
752:Andi's eyes widened. "Bob. . .is it really him?"
"Yes, but he works for the bad guys now," Bob said. "It's probably safest to shoot him. ~ Jim Butcher,
753:as I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good. ~ Margaret Deland,
754:Here’s a tip. The good guys ask you to get in the truck. The bad guys put a black bag over your head and throw you in the truck. I’m asking. ~ A G Riddle,
755:I mean, there is a certain element that, when you read the bad press about yourself and post it on the web-site, takes the pressure off. ~ Brian Viglione,
756:I really need to break him of the bad language habit he’s developing at a rapid pace, but who am I to talk? I curse all the fucking time. ~ Monica Murphy,
757:I said, “I have bad dreams too. But then I remember I’m awake and that the bad dreams can’t follow me when I’m awake. And then I feel better. ~ T J Klune,
758:Karna is a good man, but he sees good even in what is bad. His seeing it as good doesn't make the bad good, but makes his goodness look bad. ~ Kavita Kan,
759:Life isn’t worth living unless you have someone to share it with, Jacqueline. The good times, and the bad times. In sickness and in health. ~ J A Konrath,
760:My show is not just a cop hosting a talk show - the two are completely different. My show is about helping people stand up to the bad guy. ~ Steve Wilkos,
761:That’s what relationships are about, right? Seeing the good first and then slowly piecing in the bad until the full picture reveals itself ~ Sejal Badani,
762:The bad gives rise to the good, the good inspires the better, the better produces the excellent, the excellent is followed by the bizarre ~ Denis Diderot,
763:They'd manage. Her ghost from the future had said so. He'd been right about the bad coming. Now she had to trust good would come as well. ~ Jackie French,
764:Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped. ~ Stuart Rothenberg,
765:That’s what relationships are about, right? Seeing the good first and then slowly piecing in the bad until the full picture reveals itself. ~ Sejal Badani,
766:At the very leadt, we can grab Monica and hustle her skanky ass back to her dad wile you brave, strong menfolk hold off the bad guys. Right? ~ Rachel Caine,
767:Because the bad things you do become part of you, literally. This is no metaphor. They become part of you on a cellular level, in the blood. ~ Megan Abbott,
768:Daughter of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best! ~ Thomas Gray,
769:Honestly, though, does choice even come into it? Is it my fault that the good times fade to nothing while the bad ones burn forever bright? ~ David Sedaris,
770:I don't need someone that sees the good in me. I need someone that sees the bad in me and doesn't give a fuck. " - Rome's secret thoughts. ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
771:If there's one thing that we're very good at as humans, it's remembering the bad stuff. For some reason, it's always the pain that gets you. ~ Henry Cavill,
772:I hate to say this, but it is my experience that when a doctor goes to the bad, he is a fouler and darker creature than the worst cut-throat. ~ Neil Gaiman,
773:I love you, Mia. Every part of you. The best and worst. The broken and perfect. The bad, the good. You’re it for me, babe. I see only you. ~ Samantha Towle,
774:It is often sadly remarked that the bad economists present their errors to the public better than the good economists present their truths. ~ Henry Hazlitt,
775:Oh no. You wanted to be turned around and fucked like a bad girl. Now you’ll say the bad words that go along with it. Tell me what you want. ~ Tessa Bailey,
776:The married man has all but eliminated that worry from his life, simply because his wife knows all about him: the good, the bad, and the tiny. ~ Ray Romano,
777:When you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you're happy and it's easy. ~ Lauren Oliver,
778:when you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you’re happy and it’s easy. ~ Lauren Oliver,
779:And the bad guys love to pick on the defenseless necromancer. This time, though, I swear I won’t get kidnapped or possessed. ~Jaime Vegas ~ Kelley Armstrong,
780:Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. ~ George Eliot,
781:Human beings tend to much more quickly forget the good others have done for them than the bad others have done to them. That’s human nature. ~ Dennis Prager,
782:If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life. ~ Arthur Ashe,
783:I love playing the bad guy getting away with stuff. I was that kid who learned from my older brothers who got away with everything by smiling. ~ Kellan Lutz,
784:In the best tradition of kidnapping, she appeared to be in some kind of run down warehouse. Sheesh, didn’t the bad guys ever watch the movies? ~ Mina Carter,
785:Remember, son, marriage isn’t about how madly in love you are through the good times, but how committed you are to each other in the bad times. ~ K Bromberg,
786:Some people are scared to tell the truth, but I'm going to tell you the Good, the bad, the ugly," it's like, "Let's go there. Let's talk about it." ~ LeCrae,
787:Tell me. You think there are still good people in the world? Oh, yes, he said. Billions. It’s just that the bad ones make so much more noise. ~ Lauren Groff,
788:The bad news was that the yard contained a dog. A very, very large dog, wide and hairy, like a cross between a rottweiler and a Goodyear blimp. ~ Dave Barry,
789:the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
790:They knew a good building would praise God better than a bad one, even if the bad one were covered all over with official symbols of praise. ~ Thomas Merton,
791:we must each be what God and nature makes us. We can't change it much--only help to develop the good and control the bad elements in us. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
792:We were written for one another, and I wouldn't change one line in our romance novel. The good, the bad, the in between. It's ours. We own it. ~ Gail McHugh,
793:everything in life came down to memories. The good. The bad. The real. The imagined. Put them all together, and that was the person you were. ~ Brian Freeman,
794:I learnt a long time back to accept whatever comes my way. Best savor the good and bear up under the bad. There ain't no changin' none of it. ~ Ann H Gabhart,
795:I love her. All of her. The broken pieces, the whole pieces, the good, the bad, the ugly, everything. I love them. I’m not letting them go. ~ Natasha Madison,
796:I would not give up a lot of what I know about my heritage. I would not give up knowing where I came from, the good parts and the bad parts. ~ Sharon Cameron,
797:People decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
798:To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth. ~ Ed Catmull,
799:Unfortunately, manipulation and defamation are part of the bad manners that have been prevailing in Poland's politics for ten years now. ~ Jaroslaw Kaczynski,
800:What would be awful would be to die and look back miserably - seeing only the bad things, the opportunities missed, or what could have been. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
801:A man shares his days with hunger, thirst, and cold, with the good times and the bad, and the first part of being a man is to understand that. ~ Louis L Amour,
802:Every journey that is successful has culs-de-sac and speed bumps. I carry a wisdom gene through my life through the good, the bad, and the ugly. ~ Peter Guber,
803:I didn’t want to waste another minute on it. My life was meant to begin. The bad things that happen to you don’t have to mean anything at all. ~ Marisha Pessl,
804:I don't read reviews or interviews or anything, just because I'm afraid; If I believed the good, then I'd believe the bad, and there will be bad. ~ Sia Furler,
805:I know. But maybe that’s what growing up gets you. You get better. You stop waiting for the bad stuff to happen and maybe enjoy the good, you know? ~ Amy Lane,
806:It is easy to catch a disease from another, but not to catch health. The bad will sooner corrupt the good, than the good will convert the bad. ~ Thomas Watson,
807:It's much more fun to share and laugh at the bad times and the frustrations. I find you get a much deeper connection with the audience that way. ~ Aziz Ansari,
808:There was something wrong with human emotions. The good ones left you as fast as a sneeze while the bad ones hung around like bronchitis. ~ Edward W Robertson,
809:The thing is- It's easy to find the bad. I'm cynical at times. Pessimistic and realistic. I can, and do, look at situations in pros and cons. ~ Andie Mitchell, did something to us. Or maybe not. Maybe the bad seeds were always in me, and war gave them a dark place in which to grow. ~ Kristin Hannah,
811:Whenever we depart from voluntary cooperation and try to do good by using force, the bad moral value of force triumphs over good intentions. ~ Milton Friedman,
812:I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I'm not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I'm the odd one out, the outsider. ~ Willem Dafoe,
813:It means acceptance. Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. Death is just one more thing to be embraced, I suppose. ~ Kate Atkinson,
814:Stagecoaches were traded for trains, horses for automobiles. Yet, through the years, human nature hadn’t changed, the good and the bad of it. ~ Meredith Allard,
815:The good news about self publishing is you get to do everything yourself. The bad news about self publishing is you get to do everything yourself. ~ Lori Lesko,
816:When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone. As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. ~ Euripides,
817:Why had she imagined he was attractive? He was absolutely the biggest, most complete and utter jackass she'd ever had the bad fortune to meet. ~ Christina Dodd,
818:Foppery is never cured; it is the bad stamina of the mind, which, like those of the body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb always a coxcomb. ~ Samuel Johnson,
819:It is so much less exhausting. You only forgive once. To resent you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering the bad things. ~ M L Stedman,
820:Jealousy has always been my cross, the weakness and woundedness in me that has most often caused me to feel ugly and unlovable, like the Bad Seed. ~ Anne Lamott,
821:Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. ~ Suzy Kassem,
822:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
823:The bad are frequently good enough to let you see how bad they are, but the good as frequently endeavor to get between you and themselves. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
824:There's just something about vampires that's sexy...It's the same reason why women go for the bad boy - you want them but you shouldn't have them. ~ Nina Dobrev,
825:Do you really think that’s how it works? You forget about all the bad things you did, and they just go away? The people you hurt still remember. ~ Danielle Paige,
826:For myself …In my years, I have seen that people must be their own gods and make their own good fortune. The bad will come or not come anyway. ~ Octavia E Butler,
827:Heaven and Hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the Good and the Bad.

But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ~ David Hume,
828:He did not have anything on him except her thoughts, except the good times he had once shared and the bad times he so desperately wanted to forget. ~ Faraaz Kazi,
829:If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
830:If the survivor is blessed with strength and some modicum of insight, then he or she may find the courage to keep moving through the bad times. ~ Emilie Richards,
831:I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future. ~ Jude Law,
832:It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
833:There are a lot of good people, Irina, but they keep quiet about it. It’s the bad ones who make a lot of noise, and that’s why they get noticed. ~ Isabel Allende,
834:There is a natural human tendency to dislike a person who brings us unpleasant information, even when that person did not cause the bad news. ~ Robert B Cialdini,
835:There’ll be good times, Hanna. Fill yourself up with them, hold onto them tight, ‘cause when the bad times come, you’ll need them,” she advised. ~ Kristen Ashley,
836:Was this, too, part of growing up? Was it facing the bad things you’d done as well as the good, and knowing all your mistakes had consequences? ~ Christina Henry,
837:when you're older, you start to see them - the bad kids and the good kids and all kids - as people. They're just people, who deserve to be cared for ~ John Green,
838:Ember, the bad comes in with the good. And I want all of it—I want your secrets, your worry, your pain. I love you—you’re not alone in this life. ~ Laura Thalassa,
839:I'm a workaholic. I love every movie I've been in, even the bad ones, every TV series, every play, because I love to work. It's what keeps me going. ~ Karl Malden,
840:Remember me. But do it the right way. Remember it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’d rather be forgotten than remembered the wrong way. ~ Kate Karyus Quinn,
841:To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth. Left ~ Ed Catmull,
842:Heaven is for the bad guys, Tori. For those of us who realize we’re bad and in desperate need of some help. No one can be good enough to earn heaven. ~ Harry Kraus,
843:If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world…you should have faith in yourself. ~ Deepak Chopra,
844:I’m human. I’m gonna fuck up. Tick you off. Annoy the hell out of you. I’m not givin’ you the good stuff and hidin’ the bad to get in there. This, ~ Kristen Ashley,
845:I simply want to reach a level where I will never cease to make that, even on the bad evenings, I may never be bad enough to despair. ~ Sonny Rollins,
846:Second, may all the bad dreams I dreamed last night, and the night before that, and every night of the year before that, come true for my enemies ~ Sholom Aleichem,
847:The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second-rate art of imitation. ~ Stephen Neill,
848:the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
849:There's a long history of all kinds of cop films... But all these films are really about the same thing: the good guys triumphing over the bad guys. ~ Bruce Willis,
850:Desperate Housewives' was a good experience, though, as I got to play the bad guy for once. My only complaint was they had me in a lot of sweaters. ~ John Barrowman,
851:Improving some of the rules under which the Senate functions can begin to replace some of the bad habits Washington has developed with better ones. ~ Michael Bennet,
852:It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
853:That's the thing people never warn you about with breakups. It's the good times that really get you. In fact, they hurt worse than the bad times. ~ Ernessa T Carter,
854:The bad things, don't do them.
The good things, try to do them.
Try to purify, subdue your own mind.
That is the teaching of all buddhas. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
855:The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum, but to pursue and experience the best in the world. ~ Tim Ferriss,
856:We have to be alert to the way brands behave and misbehave. We have to reward the good ones with our loyalty and punish the bad ones by avoiding them. ~ Wally Olins,
857:A good party is one that is designed to entertain and bond friends. The bad parties I've been to are the ones that are held to impress other people. ~ Derek Blasberg,
858:Alex's eyes searched my face trying to understand me. I promise that one day he will. One day, he'll know everything about me. The good and the bad. ~ Briana Pacheco,
859:If Only--but it has been my unfortunate experience that you can't rely on divine intervention and that fate favors the bad as often as the good. ~ Terry Hayes,
860:I spent plenty of hours trying to escape my childhood reality holed up in a ratty movie theater watching larger-than-life heroes take on the bad guys. ~ Meghan March,
861:It's just like any relationship, the more contained the environment, the more the good stuff appears and the more the bad stuff will reveal itself. ~ Bruce Greenwood,
862:She didn’t want to explain the recklessness, the pleasure of making the bad choice, the glory of at least this once, picking her own path to damnation. ~ Holly Black,
863:The good news is that economists are intelligent, engaging and often charming folks. The bad news is their work is often of little use to investors. ~ Barry Ritholtz,
864:The more I travel, the more I see how important it is to each population to see that their history of the good and the bad is remembered by others. ~ Shane Claiborne,
865:There's a tendency, especially among revolutionaries, to only show the good side of yourself and then when you come to power, the bad side comes out. ~ Ariel Dorfman,
866:This fear of disobeying the harsh conscience translates into an inability to confront others—a saying yes to the bad—because it would cause more guilt. ~ Henry Cloud,
867:With some of the bad things that come with love, there's also a lot of good. For example that connection... which I struggle to have with most people. ~ Lana Del Rey,
868:You know I’ll always be here for you, Wills. Even when we’re seventy years old and can barely walk, I’ll use my cane to keep the bad guys away.” I ~ Jessica Sorensen,
869:All the bad things you do in life come back to you, (David). And I've done a lot of bad things. A lot. But I've paid the price. (The Angel's Game) ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
870:If the bad starts to outweigh the good, baby girl, then focus only on the good, because when you’re thankful for the good, you’ll end up havin’ more of it. ~ K C Lynn,
871:If you hang on too tight, sometimes things get broken. If you don’t let go sometimes, the bad stuff can’t get out and the good stuff can’t get in.” He ~ Susan Mallery,
872:I’m the bad guy. The dark shadow you run from. The nightmare you’re relieved to wake up from.  And she’s stuck with me now, whether she likes it or not. ~ Callie Hart,
873:..the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and [that] thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
874:When all the good in you
starts arguing with all the bad in you
about who you really are,
never let the bad in you
make the better case. ~ Andrea Gibson,
875:A good friendship—like this one with Hallie—endured. It sustained you during times of crisis. It was there for you during the good times and the bad. ~ Debbie Macomber,
876:It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better [...] while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
877:Let him the intelligent man admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what is improper ! - he will be beloved of the good, by the bad he will be hated. ~ Gautama Buddha,
878:This was exactly what I was starting to notice: how everything was related, how the bad things that happened sometimes led to good things later" -Emma ~ Janice Erlbaum,
879:When you have a bad result, you want the next game to come as quickly as possible because a good result will make people forget about the bad result. ~ Fernando Torres,
880:Even bad teams have optimism. You don't want to take away the optimism so early in the season. The Bad News Bears coach wouldn't even tell (his team) that. ~ Jalen Rose,
881:I don’t think anyone’s had the stranger danger talk with him. Because rule number one is that you don’t jump into strange unmarked vans with the bad guys, ~ T M Frazier,
882:If you pay attention to good critics, you have to listen to the bad. So you have to ignore them all really. You can't just cherry pick the glowing ones. ~ Ricky Gervais,
883:I think I believe a little bit in the power of people to really cast a bad energy on you if they want to. If the bad mojo wants to come your way, look out. ~ Dileep Rao,
884:My point is, when you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you're happy and it's easy. ~ Lauren Oliver,
885:notebook and write out your top three goals. Now make a list of the bad habits that might be sabotaging your progress in each area. Write down every one. ~ Darren Hardy,
886:The bad was that the process wouldn’t be stopping anytime soon. The three true ages of man are youth, middle age, and how the fuck did I get old so soon? ~ Stephen King,
887:The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum, but to pursue and experience the best in the world. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
888:There are two kinds of people in this world, good and bad. The good people sleep better, but the bad people tend to have more fun during the waking hours. ~ Woody Allen,
889:You have only to forgive once. To resent, you have to doit all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things" Frank to Hannah Roennfeldt ~ M L Stedman,
890:But at the end of the good days and the bad days, let’s promise to meet back here, under the covers, in the dark, to lick each other’s battle wounds. Deal? ~ Jewel E Ann,
891:I came to accept and embrace my past—both the good things and the bad. I wouldn’t be who I am, or where I am, if I hadn’t had my experiences and trials. ~ Megan Thomason,
892:To Mom and Dad.
As promised, here's the disclaimer:
None of the bad parenting in this book is based on my childhood memories.
Love, Katie
~ Katie Ruggle,
893:Nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and not the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous. ~ John Green,
894:Personally? I think there’s more going on around us than we realize. I think God uses even the bad and ugly things in this world to lead us to a good place. ~ Max Lucado,
895:the bad leader is he who the people despise; the good leader is he who the people praise; the great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves ~ Peter M Senge,
896:The best thing about a horrible city is that it makes you to understand the beauty of the pastoral life! The bad crystallizes the value of the good. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
897:The building is quiet. Too damn quiet. The kind of quiet that always precedes the bad guy's unexpected, shit-your-pants moment of arrival in the movies. ~ Michelle Bryan,
898:The older I get the more I realize there's no real good guys or real bad guys, and I'm curious about how the good guys got good and how the bad guys got bad. ~ Ted Demme,
899:We thank Him for the good things and blame Him for the bad. God is consistent, so we’re just tormenting ourselves by fluctuating as circumstances change. ~ Susan Sleeman,
900:With bad girls, you can't go as many places as you can with a good girl. But, it is fun to play the bad girl because you always get the better wardrobe! ~ Meaghan Martin,
901:Good and Bad is inside everybody. The difference is that the Good remember when they have also been bad and the Bad remember when they have only been good. ~ Girish Kohli,
902:I have good news and bad news. The good news is there is life (of a kind) after this life. The bad news is that Jean-Claude Villeneuve is a necrophiliac. ~ Roberto Bola o,
903:I'm not going to say that every record I've put out was the greatest record in history, but I'd stand by even the bad ones. Don't make excuses, make hits. ~ Pete Waterman,
904:It is amazing how much you can see in other people - the good and the bad, we won't even talk about the ugly - if you just shut up and watch them. ~ Lauren Baratz Logsted,
905:Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal. ~ Criss Jami,
906:The bad guys I play don't want to be bad. It's the struggle between the part of them that's an animal and the part that's the intellect that's interesting. ~ Henry Czerny,
907:The bad principle is that any man should hold over another the power to bind and loose. It’s a false relationship to stand in towards one’s fellows ~ Ethel Lilian Voynich,
908:The not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self. ~ Anthony Burgess,
909:We done something brave and good here....Maybe [we] don't want to be deprived a any a the things that go along with being brave and good. Even the bad. ~ Kathryn Stockett,
910:What Cicero said of men-that they are like wines, age souring the bad, and bettering the good-we can say of misfortune, that it has the same effect upon them. ~ Jean Paul,
911:You can't live life just waiting for the other shoe to drop. If you spend all your time waiting for the bad, you'll miss everything good in the meantime. ~ Carla Laureano,
912:A stable weather is a gift, you can enjoy the pink life; a stormy weather is a gift, you can learn the real life! Both the good and the bad are gifts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
913:It pleases me to meet you, Valkyrie. I've heard stories."
"Good stories or bad stories?"
"All stories are good stories," he smiled, "even the bad ones. ~ Derek Landy,
914:Plenty people even in the middle of sufferation going pick the bad they know over the good they can only dream about, because who dream but madman and fool? ~ Marlon James,
915:The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it. ~ Frances Farmer,
916:We were living in a tumultuous time, when the world was upside down. Freeman produced a show that was black and white, the good guys versus the bad guys. ~ James MacArthur,
917:Back then I thought Mother Nature split the good guys from the bad guys with a fat black line. But the thing is, in real life, they're often the same guy. ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
918:I chose me, and it might not be perfect, it might not be a dream or fairytale, but my good days outweigh the bad. That's all we can hope for in life, isn't it? ~ J J McAvoy,
919:If I had to sum up what he did to me, I’d say it was this: he made me sing along to all the bad songs on the radio. Both when he loved me and when he didn't. ~ Jenny Offill,
920:If religion does not make us better people, it will make us very much worse. And of all the bad men who have lived, the religious "bad man" is the worst of all. ~ C S Lewis,
921:in a family there may be several brothers, and the bad may be a majority; and when the bad majority conquer the good minority, the family are worse than themselves. ~ Plato,
922:Keep moving. Don't get bogged down. Don't think about the bad stuff. Smile and joke even when you don't feel like it. Especially when you don't feel like it. ~ Rick Riordan,
923:Later, much later, I became a real leader, and then I was sure that all good ideas emanated from me and the bad and foolish ideas had some other father. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
924:Left of bang” means before the bad stuff happens. That’s where you want to be—alert, ready, prepared to respond to protect yourself and your loved ones. ~ Patrick Van Horne,
925:Sometimes things would be so much simpler if you could just pull out your gun and shoot the bad guy. Reason number seventeen why Indiana Jones is my hero. ~ Jennifer Rardin,
926:The game is played out of instinct, but everyone on the ice has habits - good and bad. So the key to the game is to exploit the bad habits of your opponent. ~ Wayne Gretzky,
927:The good thing about working alone is I get a lot done and I can experiment more. The bad thing is I miss out on the gregarious, social way that most musicians work. ~ Moby,
928:The great challenge is to refuse to let the bad things that happen to us do bad things to us. That is the crucial difference between adversity and tragedy. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
929:The true function of art is to criticize, embellish and edit nature… the artist is a sort of impassioned proof-reader, blue penciling the bad spelling of God. ~ H L Mencken,
930:We’re the good guys, right?” Jared asked.
“I don’t know,” Michaela admitted. “But I’m positive we’re not the bad guys.”
“That’s something,” Jared said. ~ Stephen King,
931:And the bad guys love to pick on the defenseless necromancer. This time, though, I swear I won’t get kidnapped or possessed. ~ Kelley ArmstrongJaime Vegas ~ Kelley Armstrong,
932:It is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. ~ M L Stedman,
933:Listen, gods die when they are forgotten. People too. But the land's still here. The good places, and the bad. The land isn't going anywhere. And neither am I. ~ Neil Gaiman,
934:Listen, gods die when they are forgotten. People too. But the land’s still here. The good places, and the bad. The land isn’t going anywhere. And neither am I. ~ Neil Gaiman,
935:On the bad days, one of them screams frantically from teething pain, a massively filled diaper, or because of this winter’s common cold—just as I tuck myself in. ~ Anonymous,
936:The bad guys, when they start getting picked off, they're upset that their friends died, too. But that's the thing. That's what life is. It's that weird gray area. ~ Ti West,
937:We must have the ability to withstand the bad times to be able to enjoy the good times. If you can’t survive your sufferings, you can’t enjoy your blessings. ~ Awdhesh Singh,
938:When we desire or solicit anything, our minds run wholly on the good side or circumstances of it; when it is obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones. ~ Jonathan Swift,
939:When you're in prison, and we're left to our own devices, you're stripped of everything, and you really get to see who these people are, the good and the bad. ~ Laura Prepon,
940:always remember to find the good in the bad. Be caring and kind. Always know your place in the world, and most importantly, never let anyone hurt you. Not ever. ~ Bella Jewel,
941:And the bad news?'
'We're standing in the middle of a fucking vampire den, you stupid bastard.' Norton hissed. 'Do I really need me to tell you the bad news? ~ Evan Currie,
942:And then there's the fact that you can't really run away from bad stuff. You just trade the bad stuff from one place for the bad stuff of a different place. ~ G Willow Wilson,
943:[...]finding a few bad apples out of millions would be difficult. Our odds would improve if we could somehow trick the bad apples into revealing themselves. ~ Steven D Levitt,
944:Friendship, companionship: it so often defied logic, so often eluded the deserving, so often settled itself on the odd, the bad, the peculiar, the damaged. ~ Hanya Yanagihara,
945:I always loved Ponch, man. It was so much fun to be him, to put on my duds and get on that bike and bust the bad guys and help out the kids. And get the babes. ~ Erik Estrada,
946:If being a spokesman for a generation is a fleeting occupation, being a symbol of an era is downright dangerous for anyone who has the bad luck to outlive it. ~ Jay McInerney,
947:If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. ~ Luis Bunuel,
948:If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. ~ Luis Bu uel,
949:Keep in mind that God's sovereignty allows Him to even use that which is not cooperating with Him (the bad) in order to move things to where He wants them to go. ~ Tony Evans,
950:Some say crying purges. I say it drains. There’s a difference. One takes the bad things from you to help close a space. The other opens you and leaves you empty ~ Dan Skinner,
951:That's ally our life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. ~ William Boyd,
952:When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice," Amos liked to say. "Once when you worry about it, and the second time when it happens. ~ Michael Lewis,
953:When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice,' Amos liked to say. 'Once when you worry about it, and the second time when it happens. ~ Michael Lewis,
954:False principles, which correspond with the bad as well as with the just aspirations of mankind, are a normal and necessary element in the social life of nations. ~ Lord Acton,
955:I like stories of the classic hero, of good versus evil, the ones in which the good guys wear white and the bad guys wear black... and I love a good sword fight. ~ Simon Sinek,
956:It draws it's strength, this big secret, from the same root from which I draw my strength, both the good and the bad, because in the end, they cannot be separated. ~ Anne Rice,
957:I've done the bad-boy thing. It was fun for a good three months. But the thing about bad boys is, you have to keep in mind, you're never gonna marry a bad boy. ~ Ariana Grande,
958:Keep going through the bad times. Shit happens. Bad things happen to people all the time. Don’t let difficult times stop you from getting where you want to go. ~ Joanna Cannon,
959:Love of fate?’ ‘It means acceptance. Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. Death is just one more thing to be embraced, I suppose. ~ Kate Atkinson,
960:Love of fate?” “It means acceptance. Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. Death is just one more thing to be embraced, I suppose. ~ Kate Atkinson,
961:People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don't deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
962:Real love starts as chemistry, builds into friendship, and blossoms into something so magical that it makes everything else feel worthwhile, even the bad parts. ~ Auryn Hadley,
963:This was how I was dealing with everyone and everything lately, taking the good when it came, and the bad the same way, knowing each would pass in its own time. ~ Sarah Dessen,
964:A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat. ~ Sonny Liston,
965:And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature. ~ Jerry Pournelle,
966:Curtains always hide something, either the good or the bad! Their job is to hide! If you see a curtain covering up an evil, tear it down and throw it away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
967:Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony. ~ Charles F Haanel,
968:I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis. I am also the bad conscience of the Jews. Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty. ~ Simon Wiesenthal,
969:In a very complex way, things have improved in the dramatic field. Before you had the good and the bad and you couldn't mingle them. Now it's more ambiguous. ~ Isabelle Huppert,
970:Movies are a commitment. They take years of your life and they have big consequences. That's one of the bad things about movies - you're stuck with the aftermath. ~ Mary Harron,
971:Sometimes when we awaken from the bad dream of disowning ourselves, we think that the sojourn to self-discovery is a new one. But it is an ancient quest. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
972:There are lessons in everything. The bad, the good. Our job is to listen, and to continue to learn, so that maybe we get better at this. Maybe get better at life. ~ Laverne Cox,
973:This is what we've got at the moment, who we are. It's not nearly what we once had- the good, I mean- but it's also not what we once had, meaning the bad. ~ Therese Anne Fowler,
974:To want other people to grow. To want other people to have all the good things that you have. And to spare them the bad things if you can. That was goodness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
975:You are lucky you are a writer because you will sort through this in ways other souls cannot; the bad part is you feel and see all of this in ways non-writers don’t. ~ Ann Hood,
976:Art stands in opposition to all the bad things that happen in life, which is where physicians stand. That's what doctors do-affirm life. And that's what artists do. ~ Eric Avery,
977:I don't pay no attention to what critics say about me, the good or the bad. The toughest critic I got is myself...and I'm too vain to play anything I think is bad. ~ Miles Davis,
978:I haven't spent my entire career playing the guy in the bad hat, although I have to say that the bad guy is frequently much more interesting than the good guy. ~ Christopher Lee,
979:It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out. ~ Jeff Ament,
980:Luke Thorne was the Lord of the Dark. He was the devil in disguise. He was the baddest of the bad. And he was pretty sure all of that shit should be on a t-shirt. ~ Cynthia Eden,
981:positive word of warning, though: you might find that once you start eating more of the healthy stuff, your body will no longer like it when you eat the bad stuff. ~ Bear Grylls,
982:Real optimism is the ability to attribute the good stuff to “that’s how life is” and the bad stuff to “that’s how things are [at] this moment, but not forever. ~ Mike Bellafiore,
983:The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color. ~ A J McLean,
984:The deepest, the intelligible, part of the nature of man is that part which does not take refuge in causality, but which chooses in freedom the good or the bad. ~ Otto Weininger,
985:You want the bad news, or the really bad news? (Eros) Oh, let’s see…how about we make my day special, and start with the worst, then work our way up? (Julian) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
986:You wouldn't want to see a movie where the bad guys triumph over the good guys all the time. You'd get bummed out, and you'd just stay at home and watch the news. ~ Bruce Willis,
987:God doesn't stop the bad things from happening; that's never been part of the promise. The promise is: I am with you. I am with you now until the end of time. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
988:Screw pretty. I’d rather be strong. Pretty fades over time. Strength gets you through the bad shit. And that matters, because sometimes there’s a lot of bad shit. ~ Thea Harrison,
989:The heart's fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest. ~ A W Tozer,
990:We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
991:you can’t have love and not at some time hurt.  You can’t be happy and not have some sadness.  It is called life, you have to live it.  The good and the bad Grim.” “I ~ M K Eidem,
992:I don’t make the decision about what percentage of good guy or bad guy I play. For some reason, if I put my energy into the bad guy, that scares people. It’s magic. ~ Rutger Hauer,
993:I drink protein shakes nonstop - three or four a day - and I run a lot, so you get rid of the bad carbs and keep the rest so you have the energy to make it through. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
994:If the good news from cyberspace is that we're writing more, the bad news is that most of us aren't very good at it. Our words don't do justice to our ideas. ~ Patricia T O Conner,
995:I would not leave you in your times of trouble. We never could have come this far. I took the good times, I'll take the bad times, I'll take you just the way you are. ~ Billy Joel,
996:The bad leaders are the ones that push hard so they can gain, who brow beat us so that they can receive the benefit of our hard work, not so we can enjoy the success ~ Simon Sinek,
997:The Universe is a big ship and its captain is the Laws of Physics! The bad news is that there seems to be no safe harbour to dock and no lifeboats if we sink! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
998:Whenever I messed up - and man, I messed up all the time - he wouldn't even talk about the bad thing. He'd just tell me to be good. Like, hey, next time, be good. ~ Scott Reintgen,
999:When you leave, you can leave a lot behind. Simple as that. And when you return the bad stuff has all disappeared in your absence because you were keeping it alive. ~ Jim Harrison,
1000:Because in fantasy perhaps more than in any other genre, the character is rewarded for making the right choices and punished for making the bad.

Ask Boromir. ~ R A Salvatore,
1001:Being a vanguardist has always meant, and will always mean, to not accept that the good is good and the bad is bad, and invent a new definition of what’s good and bad. ~ C sar Aira,
1002:I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip. ~ Jackie Collins,
1003:...nothing stands so much in the way of the production and propagation of the great philosopher by nature as does the bad philosopher who works for the state. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1004:Say, ‘The bad and the good are not alike, even though the abundance of the bad may appear pleasing to you. So fear God, O men of understanding, so that you may prosper. ~ Anonymous,
1005:They say it's the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me, I just wanna live a life I'm gonna remember even if I don't write it down. ~ Tallulah Bankhead,
1006:This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always be Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1007:You are the only male I want, Grim, but I want it all; the good… the bad… the happy, and the sad. I want to stand beside you, not behind. I want to be your Queen, Grim, ~ M K Eidem,
1008:You want the bad news, or the really bad news? (Eros)
Oh, let’s see…how about we make my day special, and start with the worst, then work our way up? (Julian) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1009:All Hollywood endings - the bad endings have to be the bad guys to be falling about 50 stories to his death and you have to see his eyeballs as he goes to his doom. ~ Chris Matthews,
1010:A man says to the doctor: "What's the good news?" "You've got 24 hours to live." He says: "What's the bad news?" The doctor says: "We should have told you yesterday." ~ Frank Carson,
1011:But gratitude would not have me love you as I do. Love was inspired by what you are - the good, the bad, and even the foolish, which is what you're being right now. ~ Mary Jo Putney,
1012:Collaboration is risky. If it fails, if the occupation is wound up prematurely and the bad guys come back to power, you might find yourself in some serious trouble. ~ Niall Ferguson,
1013:I don’t need a break. Life throws us good days and bad days. Accepting the bad days as being part of life’s cycle allows to appreciate the good ones that much more. ~ Scott Hildreth,
1014:I hoped our lives would continue this way forever, but inevitably the past came knocking. Not the good kind that was collectible but the bad kind that had arthritis. ~ David Sedaris,
1015:I'm just somebody who tries to write things that entertain people. And if I can do it in a way that makes them prefer to emulate the good guy than the bad guy, I'm happy. ~ Stan Lee,
1016:It’s been said that justice is getting what you deserve. And mercy is not getting the bad you deserve. Grace is getting a good thing, even when you don’t deserve it. ~ Natashia De n,
1017:I was always the bad guy in Westerns. I played more bad guys than you can shake a stick at until I played the Professor. Then I couldn't get a job being a bad guy. ~ Russell Johnson,
1018:Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn't matter how many friend you make, but the graffite they write on your grave. ~ Gerard Way,
1019:our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1020:The spectacle is the bad dream of a modern society in chains and ultimately expresses nothing more than its wish for sleep. The spectacle is the guardian of that sleep. ~ Guy Debord,
1021:The strength of a tree, the old ones say, comes not from growing thicker in the good years when there is water, but from staying alive in the bad, dry times. ~ Joseph M Marshall III,
1022:We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1023:What if life could be this way? Only the happy parts, none of the terrible, not even the mildly unpleasant. What if we could just cut out the bad and keep the good? ~ Jennifer Niven,
1024:A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police. ~ Finley Peter Dunne,
1025:He means he doesn’t like hugs or being touched. I think the bad man made him hate hugs because bad men don’t like love. They’re evil and cold, and I don’t like them. ~ Pepper Winters,
1026:Henry James said there isn't any difference between "the English novel" and "the American novel" since there are only two kinds of novels at all, the good and the bad. ~ Eudora Welty,
1027:I had fallen in love with her by building one small, new positive habit at a time. She had slowly replaced the bad ones, until they were gone, by simply being her. ~ Melanie Moreland,
1028:Maybe I’ll always have bad days where the heaviness seems unbearable. But as cheesy as it sounds, maybe the good days will make it worth getting through the bad ones. ~ Jasmine Warga,
1029:We all make mistakes. Sometimes I think the only point of our miserable lives is simply to learn how to live with the consequences of the bad decisions we´ve made. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1030:We have to hear how [Donald] Trump is the bad guy and Trump poses the problem. And it's just maddening, infuriating. I hear you. I'm totally on the same page with you. ~ Donald Trump,
1031:What we do in our group is the opposite of the bad effects of globalization. We produce in Italy and in France and we sell to China, when usually it's the opposite. ~ Bernard Arnault,
1032:All governments like the ignorant, because their existence depends on them! If the society becomes wise, governments cannot survive, at least the bad ones cannot! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1033:Here's a little bit of good news. The Coast Guard says that BP is now catching up to 630,000 gallons of oil a day. The bad news is that they're capturing it with ducks. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
1034:Oh no. You wanted to be turned around and fucked like a bad girl. Now you’ll say the bad words that go along with it. Tell me what you want.” “Fuck me deep,” she cried. ~ Tessa Bailey,
1035:The good news is your head’s still attached to your shoulders,” Cole said. “And the bad news?” Tanner asked. “The hit doesn’t appear to have knocked any sense into you. ~ Jill Shalvis,
1036:The problem with me is I read everything, but it's only the bad stuff that stays with me. It's weird, you only need to be told something once and it stays with you. ~ Richard Armitage,
1037:The thing about TV is it's a meritocracy. I love that aspect of it - and I've had shows that have gone on the air and been canceled. I've seen the good and the bad of it. ~ Doug Liman,
1038:You know what the [Barack] Obama administration keeps getting wrong is whenever anything bad happens they focus on law-abiding citizens instead of focusing on the bad guys. ~ Ted Cruz,
1039:Candle needs darkness to show its talents. Good shines only beside the bad; it disappears when the bad disappears. Where there is no darkness, candle is forgotten. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1040:effort. The good and the bad. I see now that true love isn’t fickle; it's what we put into it. If we work hard at loving someone, then no one can corrupt the love we have. ~ Tara Brown,
1041:I could stay here, I thought, make money at the track while she nurses me over the bad moments, rubs oils on my body, cooks for me, talks to me, goes to bed with me. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1042:In my life I've had good days and bad days. Miserable days. Painful days. And no matter how bad the bad ones get, there's a mercy in them. Every single one of them ends. ~ Jael McHenry,
1043:I once learned, a long time ago, to get what you want, to have all the power, to be the hero and the good guy, you have to make everyone else look like the bad guy. ~ Angela Richardson,
1044:I only mean, Bessy, there's good and bad in everything in this world; and as you felt the bad up here, I thought it was but fair you should know the bad down there. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1045:Live with your memories and keep them as memories and that’s great. Forget the bad times just remember the good ones and you know and hope tomorrow is a good day ~ Roger Meddows Taylor,
1046:Most programming languages contain good parts and bad parts. I discovered that I could be better programmer by using only the good parts and avoiding the bad parts. ~ Douglas Crockford,
1047:On planes I always cry. Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing. ~ Michael Stipe,
1048:Remember: once you build Radically Candid relationships with the people who report to you, you will eliminate a terrible source of misery in the world: the bad boss. ~ Kim Malone Scott,
1049:The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1050:The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich. ~ P J O Rourke,
1051:You know all those movies where the bad guy gets captured, but it turns out that was the key to his master plan all along? Not gonna lie. I’d always wanted to do that. ~ Craig Schaefer,
1052:As they added more and more features, the code got worse and worse until they simply could not manage it any longer. It was the bad code that brought the company down. ~ Robert C Martin,
1053:I remember everything about you, Miss Macy. Every moment between us—the good and the bad.” He chuckled dryly. “Though I prefer to linger on more recent pleasant moments. ~ Julie Klassen,
1054:There's no need to wait for the bad things and bullshit to be over. Change now. Love now. Live now. Don't wait for people to give you permission to live, because they won't. ~ Kris Carr,
1055:The world pretty much sucks. But the bad shit that happens doesn’t cancel out the good. I mean, a world with people like you in it can’t be totally crap, right? ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
1056:Your feelings are cosmic communication! The good feelings mean, GOOD FOR YOU. The bad feelings are to get your attention so that you will change what you are focusing on. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1057:From good people you’ll learn good, but if you mingle with the bad you’ll destroy such soul as you had.” —MUSONIUS RUFUS, QUOTING THEOGNIS OF MEGARA, LECTURES, 11.53.21–22 ~ Ryan Holiday,
1058:It’s not wrong to want justice, to desire to right a wrong or help put away the bad guys. But revenge, that’s not right. It’s not healthy and I won’t have it in my heart. ~ Lynette Eason,
1059:Let’s get something straight: I’m supposed to be the bad guy. I will always disappoint you. Your parents will hate me. You should not root for me. I am not your role model. ~ Kami Garcia,
1060:The bad thing about small-town life is that everybody knows your business...I suppose that is my central obsession. What we owe to society, what we owe to ourselves. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1061:The bad workmen who form the majority of the operatives in many branches of industry are decidedly of opinion that bad workmen ought to receive the same wages as good. ~ John Stuart Mill,
1062:There is only the inevitable, there’s only one future. You don’t have a choice. The bad news is we don’t have any control. The good news is you can’t make any mistakes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1063:And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad. ~ John G Rowland,
1064:And because sometimes you get a good day, that makes up for all the bad days and, just for a moment, you hear the world turning,” said Tiffany. “I can’t put it any other ~ Terry Pratchett,
1065:I'm more attracted to the bad guys. Why? Because in real life, I don't know any good guys. I know okay guys. I know polite guys. I know people who can control themselves. ~ Vincent Cassel,
1066:In the bad old seventies, when Mondale was Veep, and the government still worried about things like fuel and noise, the Vice President flew on small, efficient DC-9S. ~ Richard Ben Cramer,
1067:Not to oversimplify it, somebody once said a good rule of thumb in interpreting a character is to find the good in the bad people that you portray and the bad in the good. ~ Gabriel Byrne,
1068:Overachievers, here's some good and some bad news. The good news is, that you're smart, special, and you're raising the bar. The bad news is: very few people will like you. ~ Joan Marques,
1069:So it's okay. Go out there bravely, and know the first good thing you do will be on the back of many bad things. So let the bad things count, and enjoy writing them too. ~ Robert Shearman,
1070:Someone asked me if I was a method actor - I loved that! I needed to know what it felt like to lose everything just to do the Bad Day video! I could really feel the angst! ~ Daniel Powter,
1071:Things making you cry for no reason. There's nothing wrong with it. My mom says crying is just your body expelling all the bad stuff. Like a sneeze. Like your soul sneezing. ~ Jeff Garvin,
1072:Did you know that in The Lion King, the hyenas—the bad guys—all speak in either black or Latino slang? And that the little cubs are told not to go where the hyenas live?” He ~ Jodi Picoult,
1073:Even when walking in the company of two other men, I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy, the bad points of the other I correct in myself. ~ Confucius,
1074:I always watched movies and rooted for the bad guys, you know? I've always been that kind of guy. I still hold some respect for criminals that are good at their jobs. ~ Justin Townes Earle,
1075:That's the privilege of being a grandparent - they can indulge the children while parents have to be the bad guy. Grandparents can also be subversive and naughty with them. ~ Toby Stephens,
1076:The good parts are more luminous because you can trust them. And the bad parts can't get any more tragic for precisely the same reason. The past is safe because it is indelible. ~ J R Ward,
1077:The good parts are more luminous because you can trust them. And the bad parts can’t get any more tragic for precisely the same reason. The past is safe because it is indelible. ~ J R Ward,
1078:Wanderlove is about forgetting the bad things and focusing on the good. Out with the old and in with the new... The only way to escape the past is to keep moving forward. ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
1079:We don’t always know why terrible things happen. We can only search for any good that can come from the bad. Whatever the situation, we can always seek the Lord’s help. ~ Jennifer Delamere,
1080:When I said I loved you, I didn't mean for a week, or maybe a year, I meant always, in the good times and the bad, through thick and thin. I'm playing for keeps here, Mags. ~ Sherry Gammon,
1081:A traveler's chief aim should be to make men wiser and better, and to improve their minds by the bad-as well as good example of what they deliver concerning foreign places. ~ Jonathan Swift,
1082:get the bad guys. That’s all I’m sayin’. Let’s go.” Once again, Jessica looked at her as if she’d lost all sense. Hayley was already at the door. “If you don’t want to come with ~ T R Ragan,
1083:Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker,” But the truth is, gossip hurts. ~ George Eliot,
1084:I'm used to getting reviews. I try not to read much because you'll always focus on the bad ones and not remember the good ones, so it can be a negative thing for a performer. ~ Sam Trammell,
1085:it is certain that seditions, wars, and contempt or breach of the laws are not so much to be imputed to the wickedness of the subjects, as to the bad state of the dominion. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
1086:It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones
slept better, [Cloquet thought,] while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking
hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
1087:I've seen a lot of people let the bad around them make them hard or stubborn. In the end, they miss the chance to make their world better because they only see the worst in it. ~ Kiera Cass,
1088:I’ve seen a lot of people let the bad around them make them hard or stubborn. In the end, they miss the chance to make their world better because they only see the worst in it. ~ Kiera Cass,
1089:My father insisted that the boys in my life were directly responsible for my juvenile-delinquent tendencies.
My mother, more accurately, assumed that I was the bad influence. ~ Lisa Lutz,
1090:The bad thing about being with an actor is that the role he's in stays with him all the time. The good thing about being with an actor - well, I can't think of any good thing. ~ Sally Field,
1091:They say the bad guys are more interesting to play but there is more to it than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because it's harder to make them interesting. ~ Gregory Peck,
1092:What does God want? Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? ~ Anthony Burgess,
1093:You are how you are,” she said, eyes intent. “You’re not the problem. You’re the whole thing. The good and the bad. You’re not one element of your own life. You’re all of it. ~ Roan Parrish,
1094:Already, though, she understood the difference between being a child and being an adult. The difference is when someone says he can keep the bad things away, a child believes him. ~ Joe Hill,
1095:A Master Jedi feels emotions, but they do not allow them to influence their reasoning. Yoda told Luke that he would know the good from the bad when he was 'calm, at peace. ~ Stephen Richards,
1096:I don't want these memories to become slippery, to disapper into the thin air of life the way most things seem to. I want them to stick- even the bad ones-so I repeat them often. ~ Sara Zarr,
1097:The TV commercials, which are endless and fairly crass, gave birth to Brock, the bad-lawyer character in Razor Girl. In real life you can find even sleazier examples than him. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
1098:You and the Knights, you're my family, blood or not, and I deserve the right to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. We're a team. All of us. It's time you realized that. ~ Julie Ann Walker,
1099:You are always looking for risks and rewards, but when you want to believe something is good you will unconsciously turn down the volume on the bad qualities, and vice versa. ~ David McRaney,
1100:I only have two kinds of dreams: the bad and the terrible. Bad dreams I can cope with. They're just nightmares, and they end eventually. The terrible dreams are the good dreams. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1101:Many excellent artists working today unfortunately lack the indispensable gifts necessary for demagoguery and self-promotion, while the bad ones are full of passionate intensity. ~ Roman Genn,
1102:Most workouts are way too aggressive. Thousands of lunges wear out the body. It's not healthy for the one with the bad back, bad knees, diabetes. I'm never going to do that. ~ Richard Simmons,
1103:One of history's most dangerous games begins with dividing the world into the good guys and the bad guys and ends with using any means necessary to take the villains out. ~ Stephen R Prothero,
1104:The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was - by the public. ~ Alastair Campbell,
1105:The good news is that going blind is not going to make you as unhappy as you think it will. The bad news is that winning the lottery will not make you as happy as you expect. ~ Daniel Gilbert,
1106:We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television. ~ Gerald McRaney,
1107:Life wasn’t about learning how to deflect the bad, but learning how to hunker down and weather it until it passed. I supposed . . . no, I knew, it was the same way with love. ~ Nicole Williams,
1108:THE THING ABOUT life is that you never know when it will show you something that touches you so deeply that you can’t help but be grateful for everything . . . even the bad. ~ Claire Contreras,
1109:We have to make myths of our lives; it is the only way to live them without despair. ...The inner world, the world of poetry, is as much nourished by the bad times as by anything. ~ May Sarton,
1110:When life is hard it's easy to focus only on the bad things and forget all about the good things God has given us. But God has blessed every one of us in ways we often overlook. ~ Billy Graham,
1111:You have to want to have taste. Some people have inherently bad taste. Their problem is really not the bad taste -- that can be fixed -- but that they don't know they have it! ~ Carrie Donovan,
1112:everything in life came down to memories. The good. The bad. The real. The imagined. Put them all together, and that was the person you were. Would you ever want to change that? ~ Brian Freeman,
1113:I believe people are genuinely good. I don’t like to see the bad in people, so because of that, I could see myself falling into a bad situation. But thankfully, I haven’t yet. ~ Josh Hutcherson,
1114:Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism. ~ Camille Paglia,
1115:Such was life that morning: nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous. ~ John Green,
1116:That song is a story that shows how easily you could get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy, even though what you really trying to do is tell the bad guy to leave you alone. ~ Slick Rick,
1117:Things happen in this life. Sometimes they're good things, and sometimes they're bad things. You have to come to terms with the bad things, especially when you can't change them. ~ Chuck Wendig,
1118:Try, Emery. That’s all I’m asking. Let me in on the bad days, in here,” I said, tapping his temple before my fingers trailed down over his chest. “And maybe, in time, here, too. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1119:Usually action films have a formula: good guy gets in trouble, his wife dies, friends have problems, so he goes to the mountain, learns martial arts, comes back, and kills the bad guy. ~ Jet Li,
1120:When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me. ~ Margaret Haddix,
1121:And finally I twist my heart round again so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be... ~ Lola St Vil,
1122:If you can’t say no to people’s needs for your time and energy, own that they aren’t the bad guy for asking, and that you need to learn to set a limit and say a kind but firm no. ~ John Townsend,
1123:I'm stuck behind, not permitted to study the same things or read the same books or even visit the same places while we're abroad, just because i had the bad luck to be born a girl ~ Mackenzi Lee,
1124:I've been playing the bad guy in the last seven or eight projects I've done. I like it. It's a lot more interesting! Being the good guy gets a little stale after a while, you know? ~ Greg Evigan,
1125:Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. ~ M L Stedman,
1126:Powerpoint presentations are a kind of theater, a kind of augmented stand-up. Too often it's a boring and tedious genre, and audiences are subjected to the bad as well as the good. ~ David Byrne,
1127:The irony of their impatience is that only by learning to wait, and by a willingness to accept the bad with the good, do we usually attain those things that are truly worthwhile. ~ Joshua Harris,
1128:This is what I love to see--different branches of law enforcement at each other's throats. It gives the bad guys the head start they need, which in turn gives us all job security. ~ Pamela Clare,
1129:But childhood was not all good, nor were its lessons. Good came with the bad, as dark did with light and weakness with strength. Nothing was simple or pure; everyone had secrets. What ~ John Hart,
1130:Just for the record, should you ever find yourself in a similar scenario, the middle of a monologue is the perfect time to send your free fist smashing into the bad guy's crotch. ~ Rick Gualtieri,
1131:Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney in three states on Tuesday. Got a huge amount of fundraising. That's the good news for Rick Santorum. The bad news: people are now Googling 'Santorum.' ~ Bill Maher,
1132:Take it or leave it—you take the good and build on it; you leave the bad, in favor of a new idea. Most important, you keep moving forward, never settling for what doesn’t work. ~ Bethenny Frankel,
1133:The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. ~ T S Eliot,
1134:This culture seems to be so obsessed with sexuality, the good and the bad of it. Every advertisement, every preacher, everybody's concerned, one way or the other about sexuality. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1135:When you're on a series, it's tough to go on and do something else afterward. If you're smart, save your money and you can wait out the bad times, until something else comes along. ~ Michael Dorn,
1136:You know, you find that these stories ... will turn one of us into the good guy and one of us into the bad guy. If you look at it closely or even not that closely ... it's ridiculous. ~ Brad Pitt,
1137:You've got to accept the good and the bad in life and make the best of them. I don't mean you should knuckle down—anything but! I mean it's no good trying to row against the tide. ~ D E Stevenson,
1138:America has always been fascinated with the bad guy that's probably why I'm still here. I'm not just living off my bad guy image cuz at the end of the day nobody wants to be bad forever. ~ Cormega,
1139:I believe that worrying about a bad thing prepares you for it when it comes. If you worry, the bad thing doesn't hit you as hard. You can roll with the punch if you see it coming. ~ Rainbow Rowell,
1140:My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up. ~ Evan Davis,
1141:No! I did not say he is a mistake. You’re worried I’m makin’ one, but you can’t save me from mistakes. You have to let me live my life—all of it. The good things and the bad. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
1142:That was the danger. Not that betrayals happened, not that cruel things happened, but that they could outweigh all the good. That we could forget the good and only remember the bad. ~ Louise Penny,
1143:The good things are all tied up with the bad. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. But either way, you end up taking your sugar with your salt and your kicks with your kisses. ~ Kami Garcia,
1144:The only thing I know about Moses is him coming down from the mountain with the commandments and saying 'The good news is I got him down to 10. The bad news is adultery is still in. ~ Steve Kluger,
1145:Architects everywhere have recognized the need of ... a tool which may be put in the hands of creators of form, with the simple aim ... of making the bad difficult and the good easy. ~ Le Corbusier,
1146:Good character isn't produced overnight; it's grown over many seasons. In the same way you sort the good apples from the bad, the marks of poor characters are just as easy to detect. ~ Nicole Deese,
1147:I don’t care about any of it. All I want to do is lean forward and kiss him. Steal him away from the bad stuff, convince him to start over because I believe he isn’t beyond saving yet. ~ K A Tucker,
1148:I enjoy the bad things that are said about me. It enhances sales and makes me feel evil. I don't like to feel good 'cause I am good. But evil? Yes. It gives me another dimension. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1149:I know not everyone is a musician, but it's important to find that craft and put all of your energy into that. It's about leaving the bad vibes and going to where the good vibes are. ~ Charlie Puth,
1150:Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process. ~ W Edwards Deming,
1151:[It was] the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and . . . the Revolutionary War. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1152:Las Vegas is a society of armed masturbators/gambling is the kicker here/sex is extra/weird trip for high rollers ... house-whores for winners, hand jobs for the bad luck crowd. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
1153:Patty: I'll be the good guy.
Shermy: I'll be the bad guy.
Patty: What are you going to be, Charlie Brown?
Charlie Brown: I'll be sort of in-between; I'll be a hypocrite! ~ Charles M Schulz,
1154:Ryder Delaney was the one imperfection in my life.He was the bad boy,black sheep,the one your mother always warned you about.He had
only one hard-and-fast rule-Don't Fall In Love ~ Paige Weaver,
1155:The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts. We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can't remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts. ~ Shams Tabrizi,
1156:A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
1157:Darcy was afraid to slow down, Shawn thought. If she wasn't working, wasn't busy, the bad stuff would catch up to her. But if she kept moving and focusing on work, she could fend it off. ~ Nina Post,
1158:For no man is voluntarily bad; but the bad become bad by reason of an ill disposition of the body and bad education, things which are hateful to every man and happen to him against his will. ~ Plato,
1159:Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world. ~ Al Franken,
1160:I didn't want people to go out wanting to go tool up against the bad guys (and at impressionable ages). I said, don't shy away from the violence or pull back on this, commit to this. ~ Ray Stevenson,
1161:Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade. ~ Ben Hecht,
1162:He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1163:He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
1164:I don’t want these memories to become slippery, to just disappear into the thin air of life the way most things seem to. I want them to stick – even the bad ones – so I repeat them often. ~ Sara Zarr,
1165:I don’t want to walk away from something amazing because I’m afraid of getting hurt. Loss is a natural part of life, and I want to live, which means experiencing the good with the bad. ~ Marina Adair,
1166:I’ve always been pretty good at accepting the whole of someone, the good with the bad. I see it all, but try not to let it cloud my judgment. People are complicated. Life is complicated. ~ Kim Holden,
1167:Once she was gone, every memory was suddenly precious, even the bad ones, even the times I was irritated with her, or she was irritated with me. Then it seemed a luxury to be irritated. ~ Lydia Davis,
1168:The bad novelist constructs his characters; he directs them and makes them speak. The true novelist listens to them and watches them act; he hears their voices even before he knows them. ~ Andre Gide,
1169:You’re the rose in a world full of thorns, and the rainbow at the end of a storm. You’re the light people crawl through darkness for. You’re the good that balances out all the bad. ~ Jeannine Allison,
1170:Every actor will tell you it's so much more fun to play the bad guy because usually those characters are more complex and more broad and more interesting, and have more sides to them. ~ Michael Vartan,
1171:Fantasy films tend to skew towards what Tolkien fantasy was, which is that the humans, the Hobbits and the cute creatures are the good guys, and everything that's ugly are the bad guys. ~ Duncan Jones,
1172:I am very much aware that if I am getting good press at the moment I could just as easily be getting bad press. I cannot have the good and forget the bad. You have to accept it both ways. ~ Damon Hill,
1173:I've always been pretty good at accepting the whole of someone, the good with the bad. I see it all, but try not to let it cloud my judgement. People are complicated. Life is complicated. ~ Kim Holden,
1174:Ladies and gentlemen, and noooww … the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the man you’re all here to see. The baddest of the bad, I give you, the one, the only, Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate! ~ Katy Evans,
1175:Suddenly reminded, she clapped a hand over her mouth. "Oh- Simon!" "No, I'm Jace," he said patiently. "Simon is the weaselly little one with the bad haircut and dismal fashion sense. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1176:You wanna be remembered for making an impact and changing things. I guess for the good or for the bad, it don't matter. But I guess you just wanna be remembered when it's all said and done. ~ Ice Cube,
1177:I can forgive and forget... it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. ~ M L Stedman,
1178:So she was on her own, Kate thought, and instilled all the friendly helpfulness she could into her next question. “Excuse me, but are you the bad company young Mr. Scott has got into? ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1179:You just need to recognize inspiration when it strikes. And be brave. Don’t lose faith in the good things, even when life is tough. The good things come in waves, along with the bad. ~ Julianne MacLean,
1180:[Addiction's] not about placating the bad dog - it's about feeding the good dog. You still have to feed the bad dog, but only enough so that the ASPCA doesn't bring you up on charges. ~ Robert Downey Jr,
1181:If you spend your whole life worrying about getting hurt, then you aren't really living. You don't want to shield yourself so much from the bad stuff that nothing good gets to you either. ~ Chris Colfer,
1182:I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye, Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye, I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye, The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye... ~ Kanye West,
1183:It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days, we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1184:I want to remember it all, the good times and the bad times, the late nights, the boozing, the dancing into dawns, and all the great and not-so-great people I met and loved in those years. ~ Ava Gardner,
1185:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and carries away the grains of sugar. So the holy Paramahamsas and pious men successfully sift the good from the bad. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1186:That was the brilliance of being the kidless best friend. You got all the good shit, never had to put up with the bad and the devotion that came from that was like a priceless treasure. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1187:The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts.
We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can't remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts. ~ Shams i Tabrizi,
1188:You know how is it when you love someone? And the hard part, the bad part, the Jerry Springer Show part is that you never stop loving someone. There's always a piece of them in your heart. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1189:How long will you need?” “Two hours, no more.” “This had better work,” Gaynor said. “Do not threaten me,” Dominga said. Oh, goody, maybe the bad guys would fight and kill each other. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1190:I have a grandson who is 20. He's a computer guy. I'm worried that he can't communicate without his machine. They have no personal contact with people. That's the bad part of technology. ~ Penny Marshall,
1191:It’s not smart to hold yourself away from the shocks of life, the good ones or the bad. They’re all part of the mix, and paradoxically, shying away from them only makes things harder. ~ Linda Lael Miller,
1192:Suddenly reminded, she clapped a hand over her mouth. "Oh- Simon!"
"No, I'm Jace," he said patiently. "Simon is the weaselly little one with the bad haircut and dismal fashion sense. ~ Cassandra Clare,
Is it requires a reaction. Some hide.
Some cry. But, like a dog condemned
to a walled yard with no hope
of escape or affection, some learn
to bite. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
1194:Well, here I am, just come home; a fellow gone to the bad; though I had the best intentions in the world at one time. Now I am melancholy mad, what with drinking and one thing and another. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1195:You wanna be remembered for making an impact and changing things.And I guess for the good or for the bad, it don't matter. But I guess you just wanna be remembered when it's all said and done. ~ Ice Cube,
1196:An Israeli man's life was saved when he was given a Palestinian man's heart in a heart transplant operation. The guy is doing fine, but the bad news is, he can't stop throwing rocks at himself. ~ Jay Leno,
1197:I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn't know anything for a long time ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1198:Our faith in freedom does not rest on the foreseeable results in particular circumstances but on the belief that it will, on balance, release more forces for the good than for the bad. ~ Friedrich A Hayek,
1199:Spinners take out the bad stuff, leave in the good. I’ve always thought how nice it would be to have spinners like this for human beings. Just toss them in and let the spinner do its work. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1200:-What's the good news?
-You said the bad news is we're going the wrong way.
-There isn't any good news. Just because there's bad news doesn't mean there's good news, too. ~ David Benioff,
1201:You were never the princess, you were never the passive beauty waiting for a prince, you were something else. You sided with darkness, with the wicked stepmother, the bad fairy, the witch. ~ Paula Hawkins,
1202:Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad– including your own bad. ~ Doris Lessing,
1203:All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck - who keeps right on going - is the man who is there when the good luck comes - and is ready to receive it. ~ Robert Collier,
1204:close to his chest. “In the skull we have the bad—and possibly the good,” Golliher said. “The skull exhibits three distinct cranial fractures showing mixed stages of healing. Here is the first. ~ Anonymous,
1205:Forgiveness was an act done after the fact, a piece of the bad deed’s future. And if you point the people’s eye to the future, they might not see what is being done to hurt them in the present. ~ Yaa Gyasi,
1206:I hate it when, by page 30, I know what the lead's going to do and then what the bad guy's gonna do. Mostly it's just scripts by the numbers where nothing's surprising, nothing's interesting. ~ Don Cheadle,
1207:I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it. ~ Sean Bean,
1208:I wanted to do pretty much a purely boy story, yes. The girls are kind of the bad guys in 'Marble Season', although that wasn't my intention. It's also a world without adults. ~ Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero,
1209:God wanted us to do something, and we went the bad way. Then he said "No!, I am not going to lose what I want done!, So I'm gonna save this people and restore their dreams back to them"! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1210:History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1211:Most of the bad guys in the real world don't know that they are bad guys. You don't get a flashing warning sign that you're about to damn yourself. It sneaks up on you when you aren't looking. ~ Jim Butcher,
1212:The boogeyman sleeps on your side of the bad
Whispers in my ear :"Better of Dead"
Fills my dreams with sirens and lights of regret
Kisses me gently when i wake up in a sweat
"boo! ~ Gayle Forman,
1213:When Rydstrom shut the door, Cade stared at it for long moments. At length, he turned for the steps. “Fuckall,” he said on a stunned breath. Does this mean I’m no longer the bad brother . . . ~ Kresley Cole,
1214:You know that old joke about potheads having bad memories? Well, the bad memories are like pain, discomfort, and fear. So you lose all that, and the body reacts by healing faster and stronger. ~ Tommy Chong,
1215:All girls hit that phase where they like the bad boy. I grew out of that really young and I have a wonderful guy in my life who's not a bad boy at all. I like the satiric, consistent nice guy. ~ Kristen Bell,
1216:How do you divide yourself between killing people and loving them? The best I had on that one was just to kill the bad guys, and love the good guys, and hope the two lists never crossed. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1217:If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. ~ Confucius,
1218:I think the worst decision is usually no decision. If you make the wrong decision you can usually course-correct, but if you don't make it, you've already made it, and it's usually the bad one. ~ Roger Ailes,
1219:Such was life that morning: nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and not the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous." (pg. 18) ~ John Green,
1220:That's what world leadership is: A willingness to point at bad guys and say they're the bad guys and to keep the bad guys from getting worse! That's leadership. Obama didn't want to go there. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1221:To understand India you have to see it, hear it, breathe it and feel it. Living through the good, the bad and the ugly is the only way to know where you fit in and where India fits into you. ~ Monisha Rajesh,
1222:We're constantly making choices about the way we spend our time. The issue is not between the good and the bad, but between the good and the best. So often, the enemy of the best is the good. ~ Stephen Covey,
1223:When it was my turn, I just skated out and heard this huge cheer. It was very touching considering the bad circumstances under which I had left the team and that I had been away for four years. ~ Ted Lindsay,
1224:He leans in, resting his weathered hand on the bed. "Treat all the bad things like dreams, Kenzie. That way, no matter how scary or dark they get, you just have to survive until you wake up. ~ Victoria Schwab,
1225:If you read the good reviews you gotta read the bad reviews. I kind of think of it as like being a quarterback: you get way too much blame when it's bad and way too much credit when it's good. ~ David Fincher,
1226:Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance. ~ Dalai Lama,
1227:The bad moment had fled. All you ever had to do to make a bad moment flee was acquiesce. This was true everywhere in life, even though so much of Loci’s focus was supposedly on not acquiescing. ~ Meg Wolitzer,
1228:There are billions of different faces in the world; but there are only two different characters: Good and bad! And here is a vital mission for the world: To convert the bad into the good! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1229:We are fundamentally good. The aberration is not the good person; the aberration is the bad person. We are made for goodness. And when we get opportunities, we mostly respond with generosity. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1230:When Rydstrom shut the door, Cade stared at it for long moments.
At length, he turned for the steps. "Fuckall," he said on a stunned breath. "Does this mean I'm no longer the bad brother...? ~ Kresley Cole,
1231:And right then I realised that she was right. The good, the bad, that's just life. Let it go. There's no need to fret about the past. The question is: who are you going to share it with tomorrow? ~ Vicki Myron,
1232:I had written for Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman in the past. Jimmy had a different voice, and different priorities. He couldnt be the bad guy in the joke; he couldnt upset people, really. ~ Anthony Jeselnik,
1233:Nothin' wrong with havin' a cat in the house. They can see what most people can't, like the folks in the Otherworld when they cross back over - the good ones and the bad. And they get rid a mice. ~ Kami Garcia,
1234:Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities. ~ Majora Carter,
1235:That was all people could really do for one another, he supposed. Take care of each other during the bad times -- and there would always be bad times -- and make each other happy during the good. ~ Alyssa Cole,
1236:The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it's always been a war between the two. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
1237:Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is. ~ Danny Glover,
1238:When a long abuse of power is corrected, it is generally replaced by an opposite violence. In the new dispensation all that was good in what went before is tarred indiscriminately with the bad. ~ John McGahern,
1239:Will hated those cops, had worked more than a few cases where he’d gotten them kicked off the force. You couldn’t say you were one of the good guys if you did the same thing the bad guys did. ~ Karin Slaughter,
1240:If you turn around and face the bad that’s happened, and embrace it as a part of what has helped mold you as a person, you can learn how to deal with it, find healing, and find peace. ~ James Russell Lingerfelt,
1241:It makes you feel good, man, makes you forget all the bad things that happen to a Negro. It makes you feel wanted, and when you're with another tea smoker, it makes you feel a special kinship. ~ Louis Armstrong,
1242:It's easier to ignore all the bad shit in the light. Distract yourself with work and TV and other people. The dark is just... bad memories. Bad dreams. I don't like to be left alone with all that. ~ Ruthie Knox,
1243:So, all I could do was what everyone else did — cherish the good relationships and attempt to avoid the bad. I didn’t have a great track record doing either, but I was sure as hell trying. ~ Meghan Ciana Doidge,
1244:They say good boys are found in all corners of the earth. What the idiots never realized is that the fucking earth is round. Then again, it doesn’t matter. ‘Cause it’s the bad ones you really want. ~ Celia Kyle,
1245:What happened?" “The coffee table tried to kill us," Marley whispered. "What did you do?" “We ducked," Tanner said. “This sounds like the bad trips my patients on drugs describe," Althea said. ~ Chet Williamson,
1246:And i know better, not to be friends with boys with girlfriends, oh I know better than that, i know better. you'll play the victim, and i'll be the bad guy, but i know better than that, no i know better. ~ Meiko,
1247:Awards movies are normally sort of... life-affirming and noble. It's probably too much of an intellectual conceit and, you know, people don't like it when you don't lead the bad guy off in cuffs. ~ David Fincher,
1248:Disaster is around the corner. It is, it's lurking, it's incredibly negative. Am I thinking about the bad times ahead? Jesus, no. I've got to remain positive, I'm going to fight this negativity! ~ Martin O Neill,
1249:Don't take no shit off fools. An' you judge a person by what's in 'em, not how they look. An' you do the right thing. You gotta be one of the good guys, son: 'cause there's way too many of the bad. ~ Garth Ennis,
1250:Dwelling on all the bad things that didn’t even come to pass only makes it harder to celebrate that fact. Stop being so scared about yesterday—it only makes you forget to appreciate today. ~ Sebastien de Castell,
1251:How come it’s all right for the bad guys to do whatever they want, and whenever I want to do something it’s ‘forget about it’? What’s the good of being the Rightful Heir anyway? All I get is trouble! ~ Garth Nix,
1252:It’s funny how the good things are all tied up with the bad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. But either way, you end up taking your sugar with your salt and your kicks with your kisses. ~ Kami Garcia,
1253:it’s just as important to know that sometimes, no matter how wrong it is, you can’t change it. A lot of the bad stuff in the world wasn’t really that bad until someone tried to change it. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1254:It's just hard now because... you're jealous. But your heart is so generous and warm, it will melt the bad feelings away." I am 100 percent positive that my mom is the wisest mother in the world. ~ Jane O Connor,
1255:Slaying dragons, melting witches, and banishing demons is all fun and games until someone loses a sidekick—then it’s personal. The bad guy isn’t just the “bad guy” anymore, he’s the BAD GUY! ~ Michael J Sullivan,
1256:That’s the bad news.” “Okay, and what is the good news?” “All the people saying mean things about me on the Internet are gonna be dead in four hundred and thirty-three days,” she said, deadpan. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1257:The inside jokes weren't jokes anymore. They had become stories. Nobody brought up the bad names or the bad times. And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
1258:Perry “puts all the bad apples in one barrel” so they don’t wreck other teams. He then assigns a no-nonsense coach to lead the bad apples or does it himself—he is adept at dispensing tough love. ~ Robert I Sutton,
1259:Early on, I used to think it was really cool and macho to jump out of the car and tackle the bad guy. But then when you see the stunts in the movie, you realize it could've been a lady in a poncho. ~ Charlie Sheen,
1260:Eat and drink and sit with the mighty, and make yourself agreeable to them; for from the good you will learn what is good, but if you mix with the bad you will lose the intelligence which you already have. ~ Plato,
1261:I eat right, I sleep, I work out, I'm happy. I have a beautiful family, nice friends. I choose the good things. I choose the happy, healthy things. I don't choose the bad, unhealthy, unhappy things. ~ Sharon Stone,
1262:I have good news and bad news The good news is that the jeep is still where we left it, and I got the damned thing working again."

"What's the bad news?"

"Something took my fuzzy dice. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1263:Reality's just the accumulation of ominous prophecies come to life. All you have to do is open a newspaper on any given day to weigh the good news versus the bad news, and you'll see what I mean. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1264:The good television of today is probably better than the best television of the old days. The bad television of today is worse. It is not only bad - it is damaging, meretricious, seedy and cynical. ~ John Humphrys,
1265:Then she told me all about the bad place, and said I wished I was there. She got mad, then, but I didn't mean no harm. All I wanted was to go somewheres, all I wanted was a change, I warn't particular ~ Mark Twain,
1266:We owe our freedom to extraordinary people,’ he told the assembled crowd. ‘The bad, the evil, doesn’t have the last word. It is ultimately goodness and laughter and joy and caring and compassion. ~ Richard Branson,
1267:You don't have to be good all the times. It's okay to be hurt sometimes. It's okay to feel lost like you're wandering around the dark. It's the bad days that make the good ones so much better. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1268:You have to take the good with the bad. Some players only talk to the press when they are doing good. When you're doing bad you shouldn't shy away from them and when doing good, don't run up to them. ~ Derek Jeter,
1269:And that’s not all the bad news. Another powerful component of our Imago is that we also seek the qualities missing in ourselves—both good and bad—that got lost in the shuffle of socialization. ~ Helen LaKelly Hunt,
1270:But when he was with Chess he wasn’t the bad guy no more. He was the one keeping her safe, making her smile. He still wasn’t good enough for her, but he were better than he’d ever been. That mattered. ~ Stacia Kane,
1271:I love you, and I always will.
I need you, and I keep you with me.
The good and the bad, the sugar and the salt, the kicks and the kisses—what’s come before and what will come after, you and me. ~ Kami Garcia,
1272:It occurred to her that all the bad parts of life, the sad parts, the frightening ones, were meant to be offset by moments and memories like this. She had to be present in it, right here, right now. ~ Martina Boone,
1273:Life’s not a video game, Felix- there aren’t a certain number of points that send you to the next level. There isn’t actually any next level. The bad news is that everybody dies at the end. Game Over. ~ Zadie Smith,
1274:My first thought upon waking is of Cash. Licking my stomach. Tonguing my navel. And then looking so hard into my eyes.
God, I could’ve devoured him right then and there!
Damn the bad boys! ~ Michelle Leighton,
1275:...the bad thing was that Ollie started crying. It was this basic rule of middle school that if someone messed with you, you were supposed to just take it like a psychopath. Only Ollie wasn't one. ~ Brenna Yovanoff,
1276:The only good thing, is that the cold wakes her up and she doesn’t have to struggle to stay conscious. The bad thing, is that the numbness is fading away now, and her whole body is racked with pain. ~ Amy Lunderman,
1277:But ignoring the bad things makes you end up believing that bad things never happen. You are always surprised by them. It surprises you that guns kill, that money corrupts, that snow falls in winter. ~ Julian Barnes,
1278:Create a good idea and leave it in the darkness; you will then see that people will come with the candles in their hands to find it, because just like the bad, the good has also a special scent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1279:I just realized, baby, right now, thinking of how I could take this pain away from you, I just realized that you have to feel it. You gotta make your way through all the bad stuff to get to the good. ~ Molly O Keefe,
1280:... Papa's always had the ability to remember the good things and let the bad ones go."
"Not a bad ability."
"... I'm not sure. I think we have to remember it all before we can forgive it. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1281:The good and the bad mix themselves so thoroughly in our thoughts, even in our aspirations, that we must look for excellence rather in overcoming evil than in freeing ourselves from its influence. ~ Anthony Trollope,
1282:Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
1283:But the most important thing is that we keep loving. We have to believe that at the end of the day, the love we have is worth all the bad stuff, because all the good stuff is what makes it so amazing. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1284:It's never been a perfect world. It's never going to be. It's going to be hard and scary, and if you're lucky, wonderful and awe-inspiring. But you have to push through the bad parts to get to the good. ~ Carrie Ryan,
1285:I've known businesspeople who were not realistic thinkers. Here's the good news: they were very positive and had a high degree of hope for their business. Here's the bad news: hope is not a strategy. ~ John C Maxwell,
1286:Ryan Seacrest: Trouble, trouble trouble. So why do girls go for the bad guys, what is it Taylor Swift? Why?

Taylor Swift: Because maybe we could change them! Everybody wants to like tame a lion. ~ Taylor Swift,
1287:The inside jokes weren't inside jokes anymore. They had become stories. Nobody brought up the bad names or the bad times. And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1288:Tom finally understood why his father saw humanity as worthless. It was hard to see much fundamental value in anything when the bad guys always won.
Maybe this was simply what it was like to grow up. ~ S J Kincaid,
1289:We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things. I guess that’s true in a way. No one is exclusively bad, nor is anyone exclusively good. Some are just forced to work harder at suppressing the bad. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1290:What happens to what's happened?" she asked the bishop.
"It's there. Waiting."
"But the time gate's closed, isn't it?"
"Yes. But that can't take away what we've had. The good and the bad. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1291:You don’t have to be good all the times. It’s okay to be hurt sometimes. It’s okay to feel lost like you’re wandering around in the dark. It’s the bad days that make the good ones so much better. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1292:Long gone are the days of the stylised old James Bond films with Roger Moore karate chopping his way through the bad guys - audiences are not going to buy it anymore. The genre has got quite serious now. ~ Adam Rayner,
1293:Love is a thing that you can’t take out of you. Once it’s there, it doesn’t go away, no matter what. Love can morph into hate and resentment, but it will always be there, buried under the bad feelings. ~ Renee Carlino,
1294:There's gonna be good times and bad times. When the good times come you got to ride it as long as you can. And when the bad times come you got to battle and try to get out of there as soon as you can. ~ Carlos Delgado,
1295:At Linus Pauling’s sixtieth birthday celebration, a student asked him, “Dr. Pauling, how does one go about having good ideas?” He replied, “You have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
1296:Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1297:For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good. ~ William Wordsworth,
1298:Her voice went to a fierce whisper. “This is living, Kathleen. This is what life is about. The good and the bad. The agony and ecstasy. Being afraid to live life to its fullest is a death all in itself. ~ Christy Reece,
1299:SMALL BOY: Where do animals go when they die? SMALL GIRL: All good animals go to heaven, but the bad ones go to the Natural History Museum. — Caption to a drawing by E.H. Shepard, PUNCH, 1929     SIMON ~ Sarah R Shaber,
1300:The capture of Saddam Hussein has proven to the bad ones, to the guilty ones, to the sinful ones that they cannot run forever. Sooner or later, the other criminals will also be found from their hideouts. ~ Hamid Karzai,
1301:The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. ~ Benicio Del Toro,
1302:The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish. ~ Joseph Murphy,
1303:Don't forget who you are. You are a fighter.
As the dark in the sky makes the stars shine brighter,
You will find the bad stuff has good bits too.
The bad days are the days that make you you. ~ Matt Haig,
1304:I know I can act. There aren't too many other jobs I know how to do. Financially, I've lost money and made money, but I know my way around financially. I've been too many places. I'm like the bad penny. ~ Jack Nicholson,
1305:I needed him.
Needed the safety I'd found in his arms.
Needed the belief that shone from his eyes.
Needed all the bad and that unfailing good.
It was there. In him." ~ A L Jackson Tamar ~ A L Jackson,
1306:One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones - we have some bad, bad people in America that have to go out. We're going to get them out; we're going to secure the border. ~ Donald Trump,
1307:The bad thing about falling into pieces is that it hurts. The good thing about it is that once you're lying there in shards you've got nothing left to protect, and so have no reason not to be honest ~ David James Duncan,
1308:The bad thing is that thinking about thought doesn't help at all; one has to have it from nature so that the good ideas appear before us like free children of God calling to us: Here we are. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1309:The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to over-come the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish. ~ Joseph Murphy,
1310:You cover the bad news about America. You do. But you don't get up in the morning hating your country. And so, until somebody shows me lines at the border trying to get out, I think there's some good news. ~ Roger Ailes,
1311:And of course, I had to see you today, on your birthday.” “You remembered?” He turned to her, expression earnest. “I remember everything about you, Miss Macy. Every moment between us—the good and the bad. ~ Julie Klassen,
1312:Eventually, it becomes a matter of scale. When the good outweighs the bad, you stay. When the bad is the only thing you notice anymore, you think about your future, or what’s left of it, consider options. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
1313:I hoped what little dinner I'd eaten wasn't something my new baby-rich body didn't like. I didn't want to throw up all over the bad guys, or then again maybe I did. It would certainly be distracting. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1314:Imagine a bunch of swashbuckling programmers pillaging and hoarding software gems from rich codebases around the seven software seas. Daring. But dangerous. It’s coding with the bad hygiene of a salty seaman. ~ Anonymous,
1315:In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series. ~ Craig Kilborn,
1316:My eyes were closed and I was almost asleep when I said, Tell me. You think there are still good people in the world?

Oh ,yes, he said. Billions. It’s just that the bad ones make so much more noise. ~ Lauren Groff,
1317:The USA Freedom Act expands that so now we have cell phones, now we have Internet phones, now we have the phones that terrorists are likely to use and the focus of law enforcement is on targeting the bad guys. ~ Ted Cruz,
1318:To be honest, I don’t think so. I think what’s made me better is success and money. Lack of success made me desperate and crazy. All the bad things I’ve done in my life came out of that desperation. ~ Walter Jon Williams,
1319:I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1320:Until a person takes responsibility for where he is, there is no basis for moving on. The bad news is that the past was in your hands, but the good news is that the future, my friend, is also in your hands. ~ Andy Andrews,
1321:Why’d you want him?” Dante asked as he worked. “Isn’t Magneto the bad guy?” “Nah,” Matty said as he tugged at some loose tape on the box. “He’s really a good guy, but sometimes he just does bad things.” I ~ Sloane Kennedy,
1322:Every girl I knew had to have a prerequisite infatuation with a bad boy at one time or another, of course they normally grew out of it when they realize the bad boy was just an ass and they deserved better. ~ Jay Crownover,
1323:He liked to be liked by the world, which made his abuse even harder to deal with. Because if you think someone is a monster and the whole world says he’s a saint, you begin to think that you’re the bad person ~ Trevor Noah,
1324:I don't have to prove my worth and value to any but those I love, and that I do by being who I am, with confidence that those I love appreciate the good and accept the bad. Does anything else really matter? ~ R A Salvatore,
1325:Because the opposite of fascism isn't anarchy, it's theater. When the world is fucked, you go to the theater, you go to the shine, and when the bad men come, all there is left to do is sing them down. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1326:Hey, how 'bout those Cubs'"-the bad male impersonation was back-" 'let's play some golf, smoke some cigars. Here's my penis, there's yours-yep, they appear to be about the same size-okay, lets's do some deals. ~ Julie James,
1327:I know it's impossible for you to see your peers this way, but when you're older, you start to see them--the bad kids and the good kids and all kids--as people. They're just people, who deserve to be cared for. ~ John Green,
1328:Sometimes, we have bad on the inside and good on the outside. In these instances, we need to be able to open up our boundaries to let the good in and the bad out. In other words, our fences need gates in them. ~ Henry Cloud,
1329:... He told the green woman to open the bad-word door and he would go and get the bad-word Apprentice himself, seeing as everyone else around him was so bad-word useless. Especially bad-word witches ... - Kaznim ~ Angie Sage,
1330:I always like playing the bad guys. They have more fun! I want a director to come up to me and say, "You can't get too weird!" That's a good thing. I loved hearing that. Let me play. I like to play around. ~ James Badge Dale,
1331:This was always the case with North Korea. It was like the bad boyfriend whose presence could never be depended on, so you always had to seize the opportunity to spend time with him when he made himself available. ~ Suki Kim,
1332:Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1333:The irony of war,” he said. “It has always been this way. We are taught to think that the battle lines separate the good from the bad, but the truth, as you are beginning to understand, is less comfortable. ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
1334:The point of life isn't to avoid pain. The point of life is to be alive! To feel things. That means the good and the bad. There'll be pain. But also joy, and friendship and love. And it's worth it, believe me. ~ John Stephens,
1335:You know, that’s one of the ten thousand things I love about you. You’re always looking for the good in people.’ ‘And you’re always looking for the bad?’ ‘That’s what twenty years of being a copper does for you. ~ Peter James,
1336:I’ll never take for granted all the good I have in my life because I know how fast that can change. Seen the bad, the dirty, the fuckin’ ugly, which means I can really, truly appreciate the beauty for what it is. ~ Layla Frost,
1337:I mean, the idea that Bar could have sent him off on a Grand Tour. But he wasn't the least bit interested. Why? Why isn't he interested in the world? Because here's the bad news for him: He's in the world now. ~ Chris Matthews,
1338:It's a scary thing; moving on. Part of me wishes life were more predictable and part of me is excited that it's not. I think it's impossible to tell the good things from the bad things while they're happening. ~ Chris Crutcher,
1339:Once the real you emerges and appears unfettered, naked, and completely in touch with the good, the bad, and the ugly, then you really meet yourself. Then all those things take on a different perspective as well. ~ Ron Perlman,
1340:On the bad days, there is no color. I know there are colors. I can see the colors, but the world looks gray. The sounds are muffled by a crackling web of static that sits behind my eyes and buzzes in my ears. ~ Uzodinma Iweala,
1341:The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1342:We are going to give a little something, a few little years more, to socialism, because socialism is defunct. It dies all by itself. The bad thing is that socialism, being a victim of its... Did I say socialism? ~ Fidel Castro,
1343:You keep going to your bad place," she added. "I have one, too. I get trapped there if I stay too long."
"If you go to the bad place again," she said simply, "Tell one of us so we can help you back out. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1344:And whenever I’d complain or was upset about something in my own life, my mother had the same advice: “Darling, just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie. ~ Arianna Huffington,
1345:If you make the bad guy enticing and dangerous, that's where the excitement of playing the role really kicks in. I don't get to do that in my normal day-to-day life. Life is too taxing to go to those dark places. ~ Tony Vincent,
1346:I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale. ~ China Mi ville,
1347:I try not to read too much because what ends up happening is that you ignore the nice reviews and you just focus on the bad reviews. A negative lesson is learned seven times deeper than a positive reinforcement. ~ Cary Fukunaga,
1348:Soon the boys will be here and the house will be transformed into a home once more. Noisy, glorious chaos again, just like when Ben and David were young. Long before the bad decisions and the terrible consequences. ~ K L Slater,
1349:The previous year, Baba had surprised Hassan with a leather cowboy hat just like the one Clint Eastwood wore in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—which had unseated The Magnificent Seven as our favorite Western. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1350:There are mysteries in Everlost. Some of them are wonderful, and others scary. They should all be explored, though- perhaps that's why we're here: to experience the good and the bad that Everlost has to offer. ~ Neal Shusterman,
1351:The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1352:We do not become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations. The bad news is that as conditions improve, expectations balloon. ~ Yuval Noah Harari,
1353:As you play this record, I hope you'll think of the good, not the bad. Of what was, not what wasn't meant to be. Of the time we spent together, not the time we've spent apart. Most of all I hop you'll think of me... ~ Jamie Ford,
1354:I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1355:Sometimes we’re more terrified of the good things in life than we are of the bad. We feel we don’t deserve them, or that they aren’t real, that they’ll disappear quickly and easily and we’ll be left in the ruins. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1356:There is a natural human tendency to dislike a person who brings us unpleasant information, even when that person did not cause the bad news. The simple association with it is enough to stimulate our dislike. ~ Robert B Cialdini,
1357:If I beat myself up about the bad stuff I did, I'm ignoring that I was strong enough to stop being that person. I think what I'm doing with my life now is a lot more important than what I did when I was a stupid kid. ~ Gail Giles,
1358:I played Chang here under the lights here. I think that was '91. Another good match. I've played a lot more good matches under the lights than I played bad. You tend to remember some of the bad ones unfortunately. ~ Stefan Edberg,
1359:It is a strength of character to acknowledge our failings and our strong points, and it is a weakness of character not to remain in harmony with both the good and the bad that is within us. ~ Madeleine de Souvre marquise de Sable,
1360:Oh, who are you killing?” “Why does everybody think I’m the bad guy?  I keep chaos from boiling over and consuming civilization, and that’s the thanks I get,” I ranted. “It’s just that we know you.” “Fair enough.  ~ Morgan Blayde,
1361:Our politicians are stupid.And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them. They don't want to take care of them. ~ Donald Trump,
1362:There's no such thing as a good gun. There's no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys. ~ Charlton Heston,
1363:You should always think good things and always look for the good in the world. If you look for the bad in the world, you will always find something bad. But if you look for the good you will find it, it is there ~ John Frusciante,
1364:Democratic Senator Harry Reid is expected to make a full recovery after he was exercising with a resistance band that snapped, causing him to fall. The good news is he's fine. The bad news is there's no video of it. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
1365:I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way. With The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I used animal sounds - as you say, the coyote sound - so the sound of the animal became the main theme of the movie. ~ Ennio Morricone,
1366:It's daft, locking us up," said Nanny. "I'd have had us killed." "That's because you're basically good," said Magrat. "The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1367:I've always found that it's such an emotional experience, trying to find the good parts of a bad character or the bad parts of a good character, and in the end, most of these qualities are already there inside me. ~ Milla Jovovich,
1368:No, the dream-eater is a ghost animal. If you have nightmares, you can call it three times to eat the bad dreams. But you have to be careful. If you call it too often it will also gobble up your hopes and ambitions. ~ Yangsze Choo,
1369:The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of bad men, and, growing like them, to fly from the conversation of the good, and be cut off from them, and cleave to and follow after the company of the bad. ~ Plato,
1370:When you open yourself up to people, you let the bad in with the good. I can't promise I won't ever hurt you, Rowen. But it won't be on purpose. I will never hurt you intentionally. I can promise you that. ~ Nicole Williams,
1371:You know, I always like being the bad guy. It just comes more natural to me. I don't gotta smile, I don't gotta kiss babies. It's easier to tell people at airports at four in the morning that I'm not signing their stuff. ~ CM Punk,
1372:Don't be a cynic, and bewail and bemoan. Omit the negative propositions. Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Set down nothing that will help somebody. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1373:I cried harder. I didn't want to, but I couldn't stop myself.
I couldn't stop myself, so I thought about all the bad things and I fed it and fed it until I was crying so hard I had to gasp for breath between sobs. ~ Ransom Riggs,
1374:I felt like the end of an A-Team episode when everything worked out, and the heroes all got to go home and live happily ever after while the bad guys were put in jail. Except of course, I was the bad guy.
Whatever. ~ Shay Savage,
1375:It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words ~ Anonymous,
1376:Just because you came here in 1880, 1950, whenever, you became an American. You get to celebrate July 4th like every other American. You don't just get the good part. You get the bad part, too. You get all of it. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
1377:The bad things about theatre get balanced by the good things in film and vice versa. So to tell you the truth, I love it when I can go back and forth - it feeds different parts of you and exercises different muscles. ~ Willem Dafoe,
1378:There are many times when God’s purpose and plan aren’t clear. I may never know why some bad things happen, but I trust God does. That allows me to accept the bad as well as the good, even when I don’t understand it. ~ Irene Hannon,
1379:Well, the bad news,” Swedish said from the wheel, “is that Chess still thinks he’s funny.”
“What’s the good news?” Loretta asked, leaning on our little copper-tubed harpoon. “That Kodoc dropped a bomb on the city? ~ Joel N Ross,
1380:When I was 9, I went to a birthday party. We were supposed to see a cowboy movie, but the programming got screwed up and we saw 'The Bad Seed' instead. Horrifying. For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails. ~ Robert Englund,
1381:Wouldn't it be great if we could be a little less judgmental and a little more forgiving of each other's humanness? We're only here a short time. Let's pay more attention to the good and not the bad in one another. ~ Patrick Fabian,
1382:A crude culture makes a coarse people, and private refinement cannot long survive public excess. There is a Gresham's law of culture as well as of money: the bad drives out the good, unless the good is defended. ~ Theodore Dalrymple,
1383:I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people the bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1384:I knew there was never anyone to blame when people get into drugs. They're always responsible for their own behavior, and it's not the dealer, it's not the friend, it's not the bad influence, it's not the childhood. ~ Anthony Kiedis,
1385:Only in bad novels people always think the right thing, always say the right thing, every effect has its cause, there are the likable ones and the unlikable, the good and the bad, everything in the end consoles you. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1386:She looked at her shelves, filled with books in which the bad stuff that happened to people was caused by things like witches who lured people into the woods. In a weird way, the world seemed to make more sense that way. ~ Anne Ursu,
1387:When everything was burning up right in front of you, you could imagine parts of yourself burning along with it-all your disappointments, all the things you'd done that you wish you hadn't, even all the bad memories. ~ Tommy Wallach,
1388:Why is it the songs all end with the good people winning, but in life they don't?"
They don't make songs when the good lose," I muttered. "They make war chants against the bad. So there won't be any songs for us. ~ Sherwood Smith,
1389:You won't hurt me. I know you won't." Logan said.
"How can you be so sure?" I whispered.
"Because you're that Gypsy girl, and I'm the bad-boy Spartan. And I think it's time we were finally together, don't you? ~ Jennifer Estep,
1390:If Sara chooses me, accepts me, he thought, I’m going to propose to her right away. And give her everything I’m capable of giving—every single thing. Before I get lost in a dark forest. Before the bad elves grab me. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1391:If time were a bolt of cloth,” said Om, “I would cut out all the bad parts. Snip out the scary nights and stitch together the good parts, to make time bearable. Then I could wear it like a coat, always live happily. ~ Rohinton Mistry,
1392:I giggle a little at that, then firmly cut it out. No giggling. He is not funny. He is stupid and hypocritical, Zelda. Never identify with the bad guy. Unless it’s Loki from Thor. Then identify the pants off of him. ~ Leah Rae Miller,
1393:I'm too busy being the bad guy.” It was one of those things that get said in a marriage, something that starts out as a genuine compliment but turns into a criticism without either party noticing or caring all that much. ~ Sarah Dunn,
1394:Is he making you happy? I don’t mean some of the time, on rare occasions, not that often, “but the good still outweighs the bad.” Does he make it clear in his actions every day that your happiness is important to him? ~ Greg Behrendt,
1395:It's daft, locking us up," said Nanny. "I'd have had us killed."
"That's because you're basically good," said Magrat. "The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1396:Polly tried to conquer the bad feeling; but it worried her, till she remembered something her mother once said to her: "When you feel out of sorts, try to make someone else happy, and you will soon be so yourself. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1397:Terrorism is obviously on everybody's mind. The other day my son says to me, 'Daddy, how come the bad men hate us?' How sad is that? I actually got tears in my eyes - because he's 18. What kind of a moron am I raising? ~ Greg Giraldo,
1398:But the point is that trying to make things better sometimes makes us better, too. The point is I'm trying to create good things in the midst of the bad. Grief or no grief. And in my case, it's still somewhere in between. ~ Emery Lord,
1399:I have this great test to see if a girl's a real friend. When we're shopping I'll pick out an outfit that I know looks hot and one that is awful. If my friend says the bad one looks good, I know she's not a good friend. ~ Paris Hilton,
1400:I really, really, really want to do a silly romantic comedy where I can just have a crush on the guy, trip over myself, and laugh and be goofy. I just feel like all I do is cry, sob, and fight zombies and the bad guys. ~ Laurie Holden,
1401:It is a momentous fact that a man may be good, or he may be bad; his life may be true, or it may be false; it may be either a shame or a glory to him. The good man builds himself up; the bad man destroys himself. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1402:Life isn’t worth living unless you have someone to share it with, Jacqueline. The good times, and the bad times. In sickness and in health. Even toward the end, she could still make my heart flutter when I looked at her. ~ J A Konrath,
1403:Sometimes we're more terrified of the good things in life than we are of the bad. We don't feel we don't deserve them, or that they aren't real, that they'll disappear quickly and easily and we'll be left in the ruins. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1404:The Night Manager doesn't exist in the post-Cold war universe, it exists much more in the modern world, I think. There is more action. The bad guys don't have particularly political or national-political affiliations. ~ Tom Hiddleston,
1405:There are very few distinctions between el bueno and el malo en la prisión militar. Instead of the good and the bad, there is the boring and la repetición - the repetitive. The routine is as endless as it is numbing. ~ Chelsea Manning,
1406:Throughout history the conquerors have always treated the conquered this way. The bad ones need to believe we're inferior to justify the way they treat us. If they only could realize that we're all the same. ~ Michelle Cohen Corasanti,
1407:Thus, with the good we have the bad: we have the opposed movements of a dancer guided by one artistic plan; we recognize in his steps the good as against the bad, and see that in the opposition lies the merit of the design. ~ Plotinus,
1408:Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day son, a man had to answer for the wicked he done. Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all the bad boys, and hang them in the streets for all the people to see. ~ Toby Keith,
1409:I used to never feel bad about anything, but now...
Well, that's not true. I used to feel bad all the time. I guess the difference is that now, sometimes, I felt good, and the contrast made the bad times that much worse. ~ Dan Wells,
1410:The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes. ~ Alan Watts,
1411:Do you want the good news or the bad news?” “The good news is that I’m going to shoot the next person who says that,” Kat said. “And the bad news is that I will probably enjoy it way more than I should.” Davidson ~ Christopher G Nuttall,
1412:... he could always materialise and sort things out personally. But he liked people to believe that all the bad things that happened to them were just fate and destiny. It was one of the few things that cheered him up. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1413:I have a vocabulary all my own. I "pass the time" when it is wet and disagreeable. When it is fine I do not wish to pass it; I ruminate it and hold on to it. We should hasten over the bad, and settle upon the good. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1414:In the comic-book world, there tends to be an overblown sense of tradition. Bad habits die hard. There are ways I think the form could work more effectively if we lost the bad habits that were created before we were born. ~ Frank Miller,
1415:My definition of God is a little unique, as it doesn’t conjure a white, bearded man in the sky who dispenses blessings for good behavior and condemns the bad. That’s because I don’t believe God does that; religion does. ~ Timber Hawkeye,
1416:So, I come here to check on you and low and behold you're here. I wasted an entire night in Miranda's backyard when I could've been ratting food in your kitchen and watching the bad ass Chuck Bass on the television screen. ~ Abbi Glines,
1417:The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and...bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant. ~ Steven Moffat,
1418:Do you think…" He raised his eyebrows. "Do I think what?" "That Valentine might have drowned?" "Never believe the bad guy is dead until you see a body," said Simon. "That just leads to unhappiness and surprise ambushes. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1419:One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live-with the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad-but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else's. ~ Michael Ignatieff,
1420:The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad. ~ Umberto Eco,
1421:A blond hard-core jogger dressed in tight magenta shorts and a much-tested white sports bra jogged by his car. She looked inside and smiled at him. Myron smiled back. The bare midriff. You take the good with the bad. Across ~ Harlan Coben,
1422:And maybe the black slug will always live inside of me. Maybe I'll always have bad days where the heaviness seems unbearable. But as cheesy as it sounds, maybe the good days will make it worth getting through the bad ones. ~ Jasmine Warga,
1423:As for the author, he is profoundly unaware of what the classical or romantic genre might consist of.... In literature, as in allthings, there is only the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the true and the false. ~ Victor Hugo,
1424:Connor bangs his head back sharply against the wall, hoping to jar loose the bad thoughts clinging to his brain. This is not a good place to be alone with your thoughts. Perhaps that's why Hayden feels compelled to talk. ~ Neal Shusterman,
1425:Don’t allow feelings of any kind to dominate you, but instead remember that feelings are fickle. They are ever-changing. The bad ones are there when you wish they weren’t, and the good ones disappear when you need them most. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1426:For only the good doubt their own goodness, which is what makes them good in the first place. The bad know they are good, but the good know nothing. They spend their lives forgiving others, but they can't forgive themselves. ~ Paul Auster,
1427:For some of the crooks, liars, and abusers, there has been a reckoning. For others, there remain excuses, justifications, and a stubborn willingness by those around them to look the other way or even enable the bad behavior. ~ James Comey,
1428:I guess what I always found funny was the human condition. There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like, when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit. ~ John Prine,
1429:I think it's very interesting how an American network chooses to tell this story. We don't name one country the good guy and the other country the bad guy. We talk about this co-responsibility that we share, in everything. ~ Demian Bichir,
1430:I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power and be in these positions to block things that you and I need. ~ Malcolm X,
1431:It's important to take bad pictures. It's the bad ones that have to do with what you've never done before. They can make you recognize something you hadn't seen in a way that will make you recognize it when you see it again. ~ Diane Arbus,
1432:The left one's the hospital, the right one's death. The right one steals your life while the left steals your breath. These hands are bad juju and the bad boogaloo, they're the teeth of the demon as he slides down the flue. ~ James Ellroy,
1433:Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it. ~ Rian Johnson,
1434:Wife: I want to have a child.
Husband: I can't imagine bringing a child into this messed-up world.
Wife: That's exactly the reason we should do it. We need to bring something good into this world to balance out the bad. ~ Matt Kindt,
1435:Everything happens for a reason. Everything. The good, the bad, the indifferent. They all have a purpose. Never forget who you are. Never forget what you serve. And no matter what happens, keep your face turned to the light. ~ Karen Miller,
1436:I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is. ~ John Krasinski,
1437:I want to be judged by who I am as a person, not by what happened to me. In fact, all the bad things have only contributed to my confidence and sense of self, because I survived them and became a better and stronger person. ~ Jenna Jameson,
1438:Suddenly he fell asleep in the candlelight. After a while I got up to look at his face. He slept like everybody else. He looked quite ordinary. There ought to be some mark by which to distinguish good from the bad. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
1439:The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell together, as quickly as possible. ~ Mark Twain,
1440:What is love? When you love somebody then I mean we all want good things to happen to ourselves and keep the bad things at bay. When you love somebody you want that as much for them if not more than you do for yourself. ~ Rebecca Goldstein,
1441:The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell, together, as quickly as possible. ~ Mark Twain,
1442:I cant begin to count how many times I have warned politicians and candidates to worry as much about the good coverage as the bad, because the more air they put in your balloon, the bigger the target when they start shooting. ~ Susan Estrich,
1443:I love you, Kaia Luna.” Never had he spoken those three words to a lover. “With all of the man I am, the good and the bad, the mistakes and the glories. I love you to the depths of my being, and if tomorrow I don’t wake as me— ~ Nalini Singh,
1444:I never wanted to be a wild kid. I respected my parents and I had great friends. I was lucky. We did a lot of church activities. There were the bad kids in school who partied all the time, but none of my close friends did. ~ Carrie Underwood,
1445:One really important thing is to have good friends and family that will be there to help you when the hard times come. Because bad times do come, for everyone, at some point. The good part is, the bad times don't last forever. ~ Dave Smalley,
1446:There are a lot of discussions where people will decide that James Bond is a superhero, because he's a larger-than-life hero who beats the bad guys by doing larger-than-life things. And I don't think that's a useful definition. ~ Kurt Busiek,
1447:We have an enormous part of the FBI in our counter intelligence division and in our cyber division that focuses on just threat and making sure that we do everything that we can to understand how the bad guys might come at us. ~ Amy Klobuchar,
1448:Imam Abū alḤasan al-Shādhilī, a thirteenth century scholar, once prayed, “O God, make my bad actions the bad actions of those whom You love, and do not make my good actions the good actions of those with whom You are displeased. ~ Hamza Yusuf,
1449:In life, we don't know why things happen. I believe God is not responsible for the bad things that happen to you. Sometimes I think He's responsible for the good things, but sometimes it's something you shape up for yourself. ~ Buck Brannaman,
1450:It was dawn by the time the detective showed up; tired and weary. Tired because he’d been called from his bed before dawn, weary because he’d spent his life looking at the bad side of human nature and that wasn’t going to change. ~ Alan Furst,
1451:I was working, but I didn't have anything like enough to do, and the bad times came in the evenings, when I went back to my room, sat on the couch and watched the world outside me going on through glass, a light bulb at a time. ~ Olivia Laing,
1452:My dear children!" Nellie whopped him upside the head with her backpack. "Ow!" Uncle Alistair curled over, cupping his hand over his good eye. "Nellie!" Amy said. "Sorry," Nellie muttered. "I thought he was one of the bad guys. ~ Rick Riordan,
1453:So, basically if we keep trying to save the country and maybe the world from a bunch of murderous assholes with outer space weapons, then we're the bad guys?"

"In a nutshell."

"Then, hey ... let's be bad guys. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
1454:Don't take no for an answer. Don't let yourself get pushed around, and don't be afraid to be the bad guy. Find a producer who will be there to back you up when things get difficult. Make sure you work with key crew that you trust. ~ Ruba Nadda,
1455:How deluded we become when we start believing that everything in the world is about us. How hard we work to make things fit into our made-up theories. How blindly we follow our worked-up emotions, the good, the bad and the ugly. ~ Leylah Attar,
1456:I'll be fine." She kissed his cheek. "Styles nearly killed the two men I love most. Trust me, he's going to regret that. After all, it is foolish to get on the bad side of either Spellsmith or Carver...and I just happen to be both. ~ H L Burke,
1457:I said I liked Amundsen and Scott and I liked King Solomon’s Mines and I liked everything by Dumas and I liked The Bad Seed and The Hound of the Baskervilles and I liked The Name of the Rose but the Italian was rather difficult. ~ Helen DeWitt,
1458:There are now more than 4,000 places in the sea around the world that have some kind of protection. The bad news: You have to look hard to find them. What you find instead is destructive fishing, mining, gas and oil exploration. ~ Sylvia Earle,
1459:If you're feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it's because you're deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you're feeling good, it's because you're deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on. ~ Tony Robbins,
1460:Life is a book of changes. It should be read only to understand how it works. You can't help the changes in life; they must come whether they are good or bad because the good must follow the bad and the bad must follow the good. T ~ Yogi Bhajan,
1461:My problem now was that no one was will- ing to look deep enough to see the real me that lay dormant beneath the surface. Everyone thought I was a trouble maker, the bad boy, the punk.
I wasn’t. I was just broken. - Chase ~ Lacey Weatherford,
1462:Not long ago it was easy to tell who the bad guys were. They carried Kalashnikovs. Now it is much more complicated, but one thing is sure - any man who covers his face and packs a gun is a legitimate target for any decent citizen. ~ Jeff Cooper,
1463:People who travel in China tell me that the mood there is still very upbeat, because their media is different from our media. Chinese media emphasize how well things are going and suppress the bad news and publish the good news. ~ Freeman Dyson,
1464:That's the difference between us {the poor} and them {the rich}, I thought. We know all of what's bad because we can't keep from it. They live in their big houses and the walls are thick enough around them to keep the bad out. ~ Erica Eisdorfer,
1465:you have to decide if the relationship is worth salvaging. Make a list of the good stuff, then make a list of the bad stuff. If one outweighs the other, then you know what you gotta do. Trust me, that method hasn’t failed me yet. ~ Angie Thomas,
1466:I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people,” said the man. “You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1467:I’m here for every bit of your life. The bad parts, the scary parts. And I vow to do all you ask of me that is fair … even at the end.” I knew I didn’t have to elaborate; I could see that he’d gotten it, and that it moved him. "I do. ~ Lia Habel,
1468:Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody’s character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone ~ Jane Austen,
1469:Don't let what's happened spoil your life; it doesn't have to. If help is offered, take it if you want it. But in the end, find the strength to take hold of your own life and make what you want of it. Even the bad dreams fade in time. ~ P D James,
1470:Do you think…"
He raised his eyebrows. "Do I think what?"
"That Valentine might have drowned?"
"Never believe the bad guy is dead until you see a body," said Simon. "That just leads to unhappiness and surprise ambushes. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1471:I believe we were put on this earth with free will. Why is it His job to fix the mess that others have made? So many people wait for God to change the bad in the world, but I strongly believe it’s Him who’s waiting for us to change it. ~ K C Lynn,
1472:I went to my son's graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out. ~ Hamilton Jordan,
1473:Let's get something straight. I'm supposed to be the bad guy. I will always disappoint you. Your parents will hate me. You should not root for me. I am not your role model. I don't know why everyone seems to forget that. I never do. ~ Kami Garcia,
1474:The FCC is considering lifting the ban on cellphone calls on planes. The good news is you'll be able to make calls during your flight. The bad news? The person sitting next to you will be able to make cellphone calls during yourflight. ~ Jay Leno,
1475:There was no good without the bad, no joy without sorrow, no peace without war, and there definitely couldn’t be love without the sour taste of hate. You had to know what one felt like to fully experience and appreciate the other. ~ Jay Crownover,
1476:You’re what I want. You’re everything to me. The good, the bad, and every moment in between. Everything we’ve been through has made us who we are, and I wouldn’t change a minute of it because I love you so much right now it hurts. ~ Meredith Wild,
1477:Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone. ~ Jane Austen,
1478:Daddy thinks that Mama is everything a woman should be: beautiful, clever, charming. Beauty has a way of making the bad things tolerable. When Mama tilts her green eyes at you, it's hard to remember why you were mad in the first place. ~ Jenny Han,
1479:Do you believe in fate?" Neil heard the faint scorn in the other man's voice. "No. Do you?" "Luck, then," Aaron said, ignoring that return question. "Only the bad sort." "We're flattered by your high opinion of us, of course." Aaron ~ Nora Sakavic,
1480:He was the bad boy type all right. The type my mother warned me about. the type you have a good time with, then forget about as you go home to live your boring life, while he moves on to the next skirt ready to give him the time of day. ~ J C Reed,
1481:Life isn’t always easy, Kimberly,’ she could hear her mother’s sweet voice saying, ‘but it’s only as bad as you let it be, as you believe it is. Don’t let something bad take away all the good in your life. If you do, then the bad wins. ~ M K Eidem,
1482:My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen. ~ Jonny Lang,
1483:the good news about Reston virus, derived both from the 1989 US scare and from retrospective research on Luzon, is that it doesn’t seem to cause illness in humans, only in monkeys. The bad news is that no one understands why. Apart ~ David Quammen,
1484:You're so critical. Oh, God, I'd do anything for you to stop blaming me for every little thing that goes wrong. Love me for who I am. Love Shelley for who she is. Stop focusing on the bad stuff because life is just too damn short. ~ Simone Elkeles,
1485:Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design— to take the good of everybody’s character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone. ~ Jane Austen,
1486:And the funny thing was if you made the best of it, if you smiled through every storm, the bad things were never as terrible as you expected them to be, and the good things were better than anything you could have wished for yourself. ~ Dean Koontz,
1487:How do you decide what is good and bad? The one who sees the bad in what is good is a bad man. Karna is a good man, but he sees good even in what is bad. His seeing it as good doesn’t make the bad good, but makes his goodness look bad. ~ Kavita Kan,
1488:It’s the nice thing about children. Mothers tend to forget most of the bad things sooner or later. The good things are forever. Bitty joined me on the porch, and sat down in the wicker rocker next to me and handed me a Bloody Mary. ~ Virginia Brown,
1489:Then I realized that you can appreciate the memories and the good times, no matter how rare they are, without condoning all the shit that happened to you. You should never feel guilty for trying to pull the good out of the bad.” More ~ Karina Halle,
1490:We have to tell each other the little things, the bad things. Maybe they’ll hurt for a while, but at least they won’t become big things. If we don’t, we’re just going to keep hurting each other. And I don’t want to do that anymore. ~ Veronica Rossi,
1491:You need to make a decision. Either be with her and accept the bad with the good, or get out of her life. Because like it or not, you represent Christ to her, and the last thing she needs is for you to walk away when things get hard. ~ Tammy L Gray,
1492:You take the bad with the good, Rise up through it. Live in the mist of it. It's the bad that lets you know ho good the good really is. Don't let the bad leave you thinking like there ain't any good. There is, and lots of it, too. ~ Charles Martin,
1493:How do you stop yourself from worrying?” “I think of all the good things in my life.” “What about the bad things?” “There’s no room for them inside my head. Not anymore. Now I say live and let live, and I kick those other thoughts away. ~ Judy Blume,
1494:I almost miss it, caught up in the madness of the moment. But then I realize and slap the two clamps down onto the battery. And, even as I do it, part of me, yet again, wants to be put on lithium and told the bad dreams will go away. ~ Jonathan Wood,
1495:My heart started racing, not the bad kind of heart racing, like I'm going to die. But the good kind of heart racing, like, Hello, can I help you with something? If not, please step aside because I'm about to kick the shit out of life. ~ Maria Semple,
1496:Terrible things happen in the world, and they’re things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like it’s only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. ~ Anonymous,
1497:But you couldn't really start over. That was a huge, modern lie invented by talk-show hosts. Sure you could change things that improved your life, but all the bad stuff lingered. It lingered in your body compromising your organs. ~ Elizabeth Brundage,
1498:I think comedy directors tend to feel a need to justify the bad behavior, and I just never think that. I like bad behavior, I've always liked bad behavior, I'm a fan of bad behavior, and I don't think you have to justify bad behavior. ~ Todd Phillips,
1499:My heart started racing, not the bad kind of heart racing, like, I’m going to die. But the good kind of heart racing, like, Hello, can I help you with something? If not, please step aside because I’m about to kick the shit out of life. ~ Maria Semple,
1500:Or I can forgive and forget...Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things...we always have a choice. ~ M L Stedman,

IN CHAPTERS [206/206]

   78 Integral Yoga
   30 Poetry
   21 Philosophy
   18 Occultism
   14 Christianity
   9 Yoga
   8 Fiction
   5 Psychology
   5 Mysticism
   3 Hinduism
   2 Mythology
   2 Education
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Alchemy

   56 The Mother
   23 Satprem
   11 Sri Aurobindo
   11 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   10 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   8 Plato
   8 James George Frazer
   8 H P Lovecraft
   7 Friedrich Nietzsche
   6 Sri Ramakrishna
   5 Carl Jung
   5 Aleister Crowley
   4 William Wordsworth
   4 Swami Vivekananda
   4 Robert Browning
   3 William Butler Yeats
   3 Walt Whitman
   2 Saint John of Climacus
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Ovid
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Friedrich Schiller
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Aristotle
   2 Aldous Huxley
   2 A B Purani

   10 City of God
   8 The Golden Bough
   8 Lovecraft - Poems
   7 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   5 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   5 Some Answers From The Mother
   5 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   5 Questions And Answers 1953
   5 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   4 Wordsworth - Poems
   4 Questions And Answers 1956
   4 Questions And Answers 1954
   4 Magick Without Tears
   4 Browning - Poems
   4 Agenda Vol 10
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Yeats - Poems
   3 Words Of Long Ago
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Walden
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Perennial Philosophy
   2 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   2 The Bible
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Tagore - Poems
   2 Symposium
   2 Schiller - Poems
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Poetics
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 On Education
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Metamorphoses
   2 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 Agenda Vol 07
   2 Agenda Vol 05

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  things on one side and the Bad on the other, it is better to get rid
  of the Bad things. But this should be done with great care so as
  not to go to the other extreme and throw away things that may

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the good and the Bad are mixed together. It is very useful to
  see one's faults and weaknesses clearly, but one should not see
  going to burn all the Bad things in this little heart. Then
  in my heart there will only be a very, very sweet love for

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But with discrimination one can distinguish the Bad from
  the good influences and reject persistently the Bad ones.
  Love from your mother.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You must continue to fight against the Bad thoughts until you
  gain a total victory. My help is always with you as well as my
  I have formed the Bad habit of nearly always being
  late everywhere.

0.13 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The vital is the receptacle of all the Bad impulses, all wickedness,
  cowardice, weakness and avarice.

0 1959-01-27, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   All is well I am enthusiastic and you can count on my conscious help to overcome all the obstacles and all the Bad will that may try to stop or delay your progress. It is a matter of being more obstinate, much more obstinate than the enemy, and whatever the cost, to reach the goal in time.
   Since my last letter, I have thought about it and I see that I will be able to go down in the morning three times a week for one hour, from 10 to 11, to work with you, but you will have to do only the strict minimum in order to have as much free time as you need for the other things.1

0 1960-07-12 - Mothers Vision - the Voice, the ashram a tiny part of myself, the Mothers Force, sparkling white light compressed - enormous formation of negative vibrations - light in evil, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   If no vibrations ever disappear, then what happens with all these horrible things coming from every corner of the world? Dont they pile up? Dont the Bad vibrations take on a more and more enormous volume in the end?
   They are transformed. And at times they are transformed almost immediately.

0 1960-12-13, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   This disbelief is the bedrock of the consciousness. And it comes with a (thought is too big a word for such an ordinary thing) a mental-physical activity which makes you (I am forced to use the word) think things and which always foresees, imagines or draws conclusions (depending on the case) in a way which I myself call DEFEATIST. In other words, it automatically leads you to imagine all the Bad things that can happen. And this occurs in a realm which is absolutely run-of-the-mill, in the most ordinary, restricted, banal activities of lifesuch as eating, moving in short, the coarsest of things.
   Its fairly easy to manage and control this in the realm of thought, but when it comes to those reactions that rise up from the very bottom theyre so petty that you can barely express them to yourself. For example, if someone mentions that so-and-so ate such-and-such a thing, immediately something somewhere starts stealing in: Ah, hes going to get a stomach-ache! Or you hear that someone is going somewhereOh, hes going to have an accident! And it applies to everything; its swarming down below. Nothing to do with thought as such!

0 1962-12-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of course! Nothing is more terrible than idealists, theyre the worst. Theyre worse than the Bad people.
   Oh, if you mean the puritans, the Protestants dreadful! Theyre the worst. Catholicism still retains something of the occult sense, and after all, they have a certain adoration for the Virgin, which keeps them in contact with something thats not asuric.

0 1963-11-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So there is the good destiny and the Bad destiny; there is a divine force which one regards as something entirely beyond understanding, whose designs and aims are perfectly inexplicable, and the submission, the surrender consists in acceptingblindlyall that happens. Ones nature revolts, but revolts against an Absolute against which it is helpless. And all of that is Ignorance. Not one of all those movements is truefrom the most intense revolt to the blindest submission, its all false, not one true movement.
   I dont know if its in Sri Aurobindos writings (I dont remember), but I hear very strongly (not for me, for mankind):

0 1964-02-26, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If one could do the work quietly, without having to rush it wouldnt be a problem, it would be nothing. But one has to do in ten minutes a work that should normally take an hour, thats the Bad thing.

0 1964-08-11, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I think you have in a corner of your being what I could call a grumbler. I became aware of thatnot particularly for you, but as one of the manifestations of that onion skin I mentioned just a moment ago (!) Some people in that way are grumblers, for them everything is an occasion to grumble and complain. Its very interesting, you know, because owing to the work I am doing, all those ways of being or reacting are taking place WITHIN me, and I catch myself being like this, being like that, doing this, doing that, being thereall the things one shouldnt be! Everything comes to me in that form: as if it took place within me. Ill catch myself being like that and Ill say, What! Some time ago, I was haunted by this for a long while: something which always sees the Bad side of things, the difficulty, which even foresees the difficulty, which is in contact with all that protests, complains and grumbles I saw that very strongly. Then I started to work and work on it; and when I set to work, there is a sort of awareness that comes to me of the different places or elements where the same thing is: it shows itself very clearly, so then I can do something. But you know, its an incalculable work of every minute, and for a considerable number of people! Quite a lot. The larger part of the work is impersonal, in the sense that I dont know to whom its going or what, but it is often as an illustration (you know, like when you tell a story to make an idea better understood; they are illustrations to make me understand the work better), then I see in everyone the different ways of being and reacting. But its so incalculable in the perception, so constant, that its very hard to express I would have to say lots of things at the same time, which is impossible.
   No, but theres obviously a link missing between something I sense in the background and something I am here.

0 1965-07-10, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are also mischievous spirits. Mischievous spirits that come and suggest all kinds of things. There is a zone there, very near the physical, very neara zone infested with worms, mon petit! All the Bad suggestions of all possible catastrophes, of all malicious ill wills, of all desires. Its sickening. All that swarms as if you plunged your nose into a vase full of worms. Thats troublesome.
   Well, yes! I will try to make a cocoon for you. Before you go to sleep, when you lie down, you must summon the white Light, my white light, and then I will be listening. Wrapped like that: a cocoon, a nice little cocoon, all white. That way you can sleep peacefully.

0 1965-07-17, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats the discouraging thing, besides, because one always remembers the Bad side, not the rest!
   Maybe its to see if we dont lose heart.

0 1965-07-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To begin with, last time I told you that this physical mind is being transformed; and three or four days ago, that is, before our last conversation, early in the morning I woke up abruptly in the middle of a sort of vision and activity, precisely in this physical mind. Which isnt at all usual for me. I was here in this room, everything was exactly as it is physically, and someone (I think it was Champaklal) opened the door abruptly and said, Oh, I am bringing bad news. And I heard the sound physically, which means it was very close to the physical. He has fallen and broken his head. But it was as if he were speaking of my brother (who died quite a long time ago), and during the activity I said to myself, But my brother died long ago! And it caused a sort of tension (gesture to the temples) because Its a little complicated to explain. When Champaklal gave me the news, I was in my usual consciousness, in which I immediately thought, How come the Protection didnt act? And I was looking at that when a sort of faraway memory came that my brother was dead. Then I looked (its hard to explain with words, its complex). I looked into Champaklals thought to find out who he meant had fallen and broken his head. And I saw A.s face. And all that caused a tension (same gesture to the temples), so I woke up and looked. And I saw it was an experience intended to make me clearly see that this material mind LOVES (loves, thats a way of speaking), loves catastrophes and attracts them, and even creates them, because it needs the shock of emotion to awaken its unconsciousness. All that is unconscious, all that is tamasic needs violent emotions to shake itself awake. And that need creates a sort of morbid attraction to or imagination of those thingsall the time it keeps imagining all possible catastrophes or opening the door to the Bad suggestions of nasty little entities that in fact take pleasure in creating the possibility of catastrophes.
   I saw that very clearly, it was part of the sadhana of this material mind. Then I offered it all to the Lord and stopped thinking about it. And when I received your letter, I thought, Its the same thing! The same thing, its a sort of unhealthy need this physical mind has to seek the violent shock of emotions and catastrophes to awaken its tamas. Only, in the case of A. breaking his head, I waited two days, thinking, Let us see if it happens to be true. But nothing happened, he didnt break his head! In your case, too, I thought, I am not budging till we get news, because it may be true (one case in a million), so I keep silent. But this morning I looked again and saw it was exactly the same thing: its the process of development to make us conscious of the wonderful working of this mind.

0 1965-10-13, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then you can only smile. Instead of being affected because this one is in a bad mood and that one got angry and things go wrong and people fight each other and the elements cause hurricanes, instead of being saddened, you can only smile. You can only smile, because everything, but everything is the same the good and the Bad, the luminous and the darkeverything is the same and everything grates in comparison with that. And you see, the experience you have when you climb up there to find Him isnt the same thing, because you feel, Yes, up there everything is like that, its very fine, but when you come down here, its horrible. But thats not what I am referring to: its the experience RIGHT HEREright herein other words, what the world MUST be. What it must be, what obviously it will be when men permit it.
   They are very attached to their grating, very attached, they cling to it. They dont feel alive when it doesnt grate.

0 1966-01-22, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And the feeling that if you choose to be that way, you can go on being that way. And its true. Its all the Bad habitshabits that have been on earth for thousands of years, obviouslyits all the Bad habits that stop you; but there is no reason why it couldnt be a permanent state. Because it changes everything! Everything changes! You know, I was brushing my teeth, washing my eyes, doing the most material things: their nature changed! And there was a vibration, a conscious vibration in the eye that was being washed, in the toothbrush, in All that, all of it was different. And it is clear that if you become the master of that state, you can change all circumstances around you.
   Recently (for some time), there was that same difficulty of the body, which isnt limited and shut inside a shell as is generally the case, and which freely receives not even with the feeling of receivingwhich HAS the vibrations of everything around it; and then, when everything around it is, mentally or morally, closed, unwilling to understand, its a bit difficult, which means that the elements that come have to be transformed. Its a sort of totalitya very manifold and unsteady totalityrepresenting your field of consciousness and action and on which you must work constantly to reestablish a harmony (a minimum of harmony), and when something around you goes wrong according to the ordinary idea, it makes the work a bit difficult. Its subtle, persistent, and obstinate at the same time. I remember, last night when I stretched out on my bed, there was in the body an aspiration for Harmony, for Light, for a sort of smiling peace; the body aspired above all for harmony because of all those things that grate and scrape. And the experience was probably the result of that aspiration: I went there and met a pink and light-blue Purani (!)what a blue! The pretty, very pretty light blue of Sri Aurobindo.

0 1966-04-24, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have already spoken about the Bad conditions of the world; the usual idea of the occultists about it is that the worse they are the more is probable the coming of an intervention or a new revelation from above. The ordinary mind cannot knowit has either to believe or disbelieve or wait and see.
   As to whether the Divine seriously means something to happen, I believe it is intended. I know with absolute certitude that the Supramental is a truth and its advent is in the very nature of things inevitable. The question is as to the when and the how. That also is decided and predestined from somewhere above; but it is here being fought out amid a rather grim clash of conflicting forces. For in the terrestrial world the predetermined result is hidden and what we see is a whirl of possibilities and forces attempting to achieve some thing with the destiny of it all concealed from human eyes. This is, however, certain that a number of souls have been sent to see that it shall be now. That is the situation. My faith and will are for the now. I am speaking of course on the level of the human intelligencemystically-rationally, as one might put it. To say more would be going beyond that line. You dont want me to start prophesying, I suppose? As a rationalist, you cant.

0 1967-01-25, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That day he told me (it was he who told me to say that), The bites of insects, the Bad contacts, things like that. He said, All injuries, poisoning by an insect, etc.
   (Then Mother listens to the English translation of the conversation of September 30, 1966, for Notes on the Way. It was question of the disappearance of the bone structure in the new being and the need for intermediary stages. Mother, speaking in English, turns to Nolini:)

0 1968-02-10, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are still, in a subconscious background, bad habitsall the Bad habits: defeatism, doubt, pessimism, all that (its a way of being of that region), but it has gone underground, and when it does come through (more out of habit than out of bad will), when it in English I would say bubbles out, it gets such a slap!
   I clearly see that when this state of will (there is really only one way to put it and it looks like a masquerade, but its to be divine, like that, an all-powerful will), when that becomes the normal and spontaneous way of being, then well begin to have serious results.

0 1969-04-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the Consciousness was quite smilingwith an absolute certitude. It was showing me, it was there around someone (an imaginary person), it was around like that, and really with a smile: it came (gesture showing the onslaught of the Bad vibrations), and as soon as it touched That, it was thrown back but thrown back with extraordinary power!
   Yes, thats also what I saw. It was thrown back with tremendous power. Yet it was like a wildly violent ocean, and beside that ocean, there was a mountain of water still more powerful than all that violent ocean. It was awesome.

0 1969-05-10, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I am not quite sure (because it hasnt tried to find out), not quite sure that all those pains it feels all over, all the time, arent coming from arent the effect of all the Bad wills. They are all over the earth, you know. And most of the time, theyre hardly conscious.
   Why is it like this? Why, why? Will you tell me why this exteriorization began (not began: its here, on the earth) with this almost total Inconscient the Inconscient, this almost total inertia? Why did it have to begin with this? Why?

0 1969-11-22, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Very far ahead, one does see the possibility (as you yourself said) of a materialization, but between now and then, there is something. Lately Ive discovered a great deal of things while looking in that direction. I saw (I dont know if I noted that, I think I forgot to write it), I saw that with most people who have children almost without wanting it, just like that, for them its a sort of (naturally, many women desire to have children, but without even knowing what it means), for the VAST majority of educated people, that is to say, whose heads have been stuffed full of ideas about the faults one mustnt have, the qualities one must have and so on, all that they repressed in their beings, all the Bad, pernicious instincts, it all comes out [in the child]. I remembered (I observed and saw), I remembered something I read very, very long ago; I think it was by Renan, he wrote somewhere that one should beware of parents who are good and very respectable, because (laughing) birth is a purge! And he also said: observe carefully the children of bad people, because those often are a reaction! So then, after that, after my experience, when I saw, I said to myself, But that man was right! For people, its a way of purging themselves. They throw out of themselves all that they dont want. There are some children here horrid! And thats it, you wonder, How come? Their parents are very good people. Its very interesting, because it gives the KEY of what should be doneby showing you what shouldnt be done, it gives you the key of what should be done.
   In that case, this prenatal education Y speaks of isnt a falsehood after all. Its something that may be true.

0 1969-12-27, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Intelligence at its higher level very easily understands that it knows nothing and is very easily in the attitude required to progress, but even those who have that intelligence, when they deal with material things, they instinctively feel all that is quite well known and based on established experiences. So there, one is vulnerable. Thats just what is being taught to the body: the inanity of this present way of seeing and understanding things based on the good and the Bad, good and evil, the luminous and the dark all those contradictions; and the whole judgment, the whole conception of life (material life) is based on thatits to teach you the inanity of this base. I see that. The work has become very acute, very persistent, as if with a will to go fast.
   Even the practical part which thought it knew how to live and knew what needs to be done and how it should be done, even it must understand that this isnt true knowledge, it isnt the true way of using external things.

0 1970-05-02, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Afterwards there came a whole series of things. But I must say theres literally an invasion there (at different places in Auroville) because its not watched over, some plots of land are free, and at the center especially, some people have settled there, and there are constantly people who come and settle without asking for permission. So there was a thought to have a badge for those who are really Aurovilians (Mother shows a specimen of badge). For a few days already theyve been thinking of organizing that: during the first year they will have a sort of identity card, and afterwards, if things are fine at the end of the year, youre given the Badge.
   But what came to me is this (Mother points to her notes). Its not over (Sujata prepares to bring a lamp for Mother to read). I dont need light, I dont see clearly anymore.

0 1971-07-03, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In short, its becoming very, very critical: how far the world is from what it should be. Usually people say theres a mixture of good and bad things; but all that is childish the good things arent any better than the Bad ones. Thats not IT. The Divine is something else.
   (Mother goes within)

0 1972-05-06, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As if both extremes were becoming more extreme: the good getting better and the Bad worse. Like that. And a stupendous Power PRESSING down on the world. Such is my impression.
   Yes, its very perceptible.

03.14 - Mater Dolorosa, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Is that the whole truth? We, for ourselves, do not subscribe to this view. Truth is a very complex entity, the universe a mingled strain. It is not a matter of merely sinners and innocents that we have to deal with. The problem is deeper and more fundamental. The whole question is, where, in which world, on which level of consciousness do we stand, and, what is more crucial, how much of that consciousness is dynamic and effective in normal life. If we are in the ordinary consciousness and live wholly with that consciousness, it is inevitable that, being in the midst of Nature's current, we should be buffeted along, the good and the evil, as we conceive them to be, befalling us indiscriminately. Or, again, if we happen to live in part or even mainly in an inner or higher consciousness, more or less in a mood of withdrawal from the current of life allowing the life movements to happen as they list, then too we remain, in fact, creatures and playthings of Nature and we must not wonder if, externally, suffering becomes the Badge of our tribe.
   And yet the solution need not be a total rejection and transcendence of Nature. For what is ignored in this view is Nature's dual reality. In one form, the inferior (apar), Nature means the Law of Ignoranceof pain and misery and death; but in another form, the superior (par), Nature's is the Law of Knowledge, that is to say, of happiness, immunity and immortality, not elsewhere in another world and in a transcendent consciousness, but here below on the physical earth in a physical body.

05.07 - Man and Superman, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When we speak of the superman we refer to a new racealmost a new species that will appear on earth as the inevitable result of Nature's evolution. The new race will be developed out of the present humanity, there seems to be no doubt about that; it does not mean however that the whole of humanity will be so changed. As a matter of fact, humanity in general does not ask for such a catastrophic change in itself or for itself. But Supermanhood does mean a very radical change: it means giving up altogether many and some very basic human qualities and attributes. It does not aim merely at a moral uplift, that is to say, a shedding of the Bad qualities, what are considered, for example, as predominantly animal and brutish in man; it signifies also a shedding of some at least of the good qualities or what are considered as such. The superman is not a purified moralised man, even as he is not a magnified glorified animal man; he is a man of a different type, qualitatively different. Let us take an analogy. What was the situation at the crisis when man was about to come out of (or be superimposed upon) an ape race? We can imagine a good part of that old race quite unwilling to go in for the new type that would appear to them queer, outlandish, even if not inferior on the whole or in some respects at least. They would not envisage with equanimity the disappearance of many of their cherished characteristics and powers: the glory of the tail, for example, the infinite capacity to swing and jump, the strength to crack a nut with the sheer force of the jaws. And who knows whether they would not consider their intelligence sharper and more efficacious than the type of reason, dull and slow, displayed before them by man! They would lose much to gain little. That would most probably be the general verdict.
   Even so mankind, at the crucial parting of the ways, would very naturally look askance at the diminished value of many of its qualities and attri butes in the new status to come. First of all, as it has been pointed out, the intellect and reasoning power will have to surrender and abdicate. The very power by which man has attained his present high status and maintains it in the world has to be sacrificed for something else called intuition or revelation whose value and efficacy are unknown and have to be rigorously tested. Anyhow, is not the known devil by far and large preferable to the unknown entity? And then the zest of life, peculiar to man, that works through contradictionsdelight and suffering, victory and defeat, war and peace, doubt and knowledge, all the play of light and shade, the spirit of adventure, of combat and struggle and heroic effort, will have to go and give place to something, peaceful and harmonious perhaps but monotonous, insipid, unprogressive. The very character of human life is its passion to battle through, even if it is not always through. For it is often said that the end or goal does not matter, the goal is always something uncertain; it is the way, the means, the immediate action that is of supreme consequence: for it is that that tests man's manhood, gives him the value he may have. And above all man is asked to give up the very thing which he has laboured to build up through millenniums of his terrestrial life, his individuality, his personality, for the demand is that he must lose his ego in order to attain the superhuman status.

07.19 - Bad Thought-Formation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are many things in the world you do not approve of. Some people who, as they put it, wish to have the knowledge, want to find out why it is so. It is a line of knowledge. But I say it is much more important to find out how to make things otherwise than they are at present. That is exactly the problem Buddha set before himself. He sat under a tree and continued till he found the solution. The solution, however, is not very satisfactory: You say, the world is bad, let us then do away with the world; but to whose profit, as Sri Aurobindo asks very pertinently? The world will no longer be bad, since it will exist no more. The world will have to be rolled back into its origin, the original pure existence or non-existence. Then man will be, in Sri Aurobindo's words, the all-powerful master of something that does not exist, an emperor without an empire, a king without a kingdom. It is a solution. But there are others, which are better. We consider ours to be the best. There are some who say, like the Buddha, evil comes from ignorance, remove the ignorance and evil will disappear. Others say that evil comes from division, from separation; if the universe were not separated from its origin, there would be no evil. Others again declare that it is an evil will that is the cause of all, of separation and ignorance. Then the question is, where does this bad will come from? If it were at the origin of things, it must have been in the origin itself. And then some question the Bad will itself,there is no such thing, essentially, fundamentally, it is pure illusion.
   Do animals have a bad will?
   I do not think so. Things spoken of in relation to animals as monstrous are not really due to a bad will. Let us take for example the insect world. Of all animals it is this species which seems to have most the attribute of wickedness, something akin to a bad will. It may, however, be simply that we are applying our own mode of consciousness to theirs, we impute bad will to an action which is not really of the kind. For example, there are insects whose larva can live only upon a living being; they have to feed upon a living creature, they do not get nourishment from dead flesh. So the parent insect before laying the eggs that are to become larvae first prepares the ground: it finds another insect or a small animal, stings into a nerve centre and paralyses it; then safely lays eggs in that paralysed body, which not being dead feeds the larvae when they come out of the eggs. All this looks very much Machiavellian. But nothing is reasoned out there, it is pure instinct. Would you call it bad will? It is simply the will to propagate. You can say perhaps that these insects are moved by a spirit of the species which is conscious and has a conscious will and that this will is an evil will. These beings that create or form the various species of the insect worldmany working in a much more monstrous way than the example I have givenmust then truly be frightful, inspired by a perverse and diabolic imagination. Quite possible. For it is said that the origin of the insect world is in the vital; the builders of that world belong to the vital and not to the material plane of consciousness; in other words, they not only symbolise, but they represent and live the evil will. They are fully conscious of their evil will and they exercise that will deliberately and with a set purpose. Man's bad will is often only a reflection, an imitation of the Bad will of vital beings which is a will clearly hostile to created world and whose express intention it is to make things as painful, as difficult, as ugly, as monstrous as possible. It is these beings, some say, that have created the insects. Even then, the insects cannot be described as representing the evil will, since they do not do mischief purposely, they are moved by an unconscious will in them. the Bad will is really that will which does evil for the sake of doing evil, which seeks to destroy for the sake of destroying, that takes pleasure in doing wrong. In the animal I do not think there is this kind of evil will, especially in the higher species. What is there is the instinct of self-preservation, obscure and violent reactions, but not the kind of evil that human will shows in the perverse human mental. I believe it is the human mind under the direct influence of vital beings that begins to work in the perverse way. Titans, Asuras are the beings of ill-will, they belong totally to the vital world and when they manifest themselves in this world of ours, they mean mischief, they do evil for the sake of doing evil, they destroy for the sake of destroying, they have the delight of negation.
   What is instinct exactly? It is Nature's consciousness. Nature is conscious of her action; it is not an individual consciousness. It is a global or collective consciousness. There is also a consciousness of the species. Each species has its consciousness which is called sometimes the spirit of the species, that is to say, a conscious being presiding over a particular species. Nature is conscious in the sense that she knows what she wants, she knows her whither and her how, her end and the way to go towards it. To man much of Nature seems incoherent, because his consciousness is narrow and he has not an overall vision. When you look at the small details, the little fragments, you do not understand; you do not find any link, sequence, sense. But Nature has a conscious will, she is a conscious being. Perhaps the word being is too human. When we speak of Nature's being, we naturally think of the human being, only a little bigger, or perhaps much bigger but working more or less in the same way. But it is not so. Instead of the word being, I would prefer the word entity. The conscious entity that is Nature has a conscious will and it does things much more deliberately and purposively than map, and it has formidable forces at its disposal. Man speaks of blind and violent Nature. But it is man who is blind and violent, not nature. You say an earthquake is a terrible affair. Thousands of houses crash into dust, millions of people are killed, whole cities devastated, entire portions of earth are swallowed up etc., etc. Yes, from the human point of view Nature seems monstrous. But what has she done after all? When you get a knock on your body somewhere there appears a blue patch. Are you worried about it? Your earthquake is nothing more than a reshuffling of a cell in your body. You destroy thousands of cells every moment of your life. You are monstrous! That is the relative proportion. And consider, we are speaking of earth alone and earthly events. But what is this earth itself in the bosom of the universe? A point, a zero. You are walking on the ground and are not looking down. You place one step forward and then another and you trample thousands of innocent ants under your feet. If you were an ant you would have cried out, what a cruel and stupid force! Imagine other forces stalking about much bigger than yourself and under their casual steps millions of creatures like you are crushed, continents are pressed down and mountains kicked up. They do not even notice such catastrophic happenings! The only difference between man and ant is that man knows what happens to him and the ant does not. But even there are you sure?

1.00 - Preliminary Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  In fact, there are three main classes of stroke; the Bad stroke, which we associate, and rightly, with wandering attention; the good stroke which we associate, and rightly, with fixed attention; and the perfect stroke, which we do not understand, but which is really caused by the habit of fixity of attention having become independent of the will, and thus enabled to act freely of its own accord.
  This is the same phenomenon referred to above as being a good sign.

1.01 - Adam Kadmon and the Evolution, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  ings can be saved when lost in the Bad world, but never that
  world itself. What is explained as a plunge of the Godhead

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Good days contracted, and enlarg'd the Bad.
  Then air with sultry heats began to glow;

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Minerva made, that she had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the Bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves. I know one or two families, at least, in this town, who, for nearly a generation, have been wishing to sell their houses in the outskirts and move into the village, but have not been able to accomplish it, and only death will set them free.
  Granted that the _majority_ are able at last either to own or hire the modern house with all its improvements. While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings. And _if the civilized mans pursuits are no worthier than the savages, if he is employed the greater part of his life in obtaining gross necessaries and comforts merely, why should he have a better dwelling than the former?_

1.01 - MASTER AND DISCIPLE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  As they were returning to the Master's room, Sri Ramakrishna said to M.: "When peasants go to market to buy bullocks for their ploughs, they can easily tell the good from the Bad by touching their tails. On being touched there, some meekly lie down on the ground. The peasants recognize that these are without mettle and so reject them.
  They select only those bullocks that frisk about and show spirit when their tails are touched. Narendra is like a bullock of this latter class. He is full of spirit within."

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  The only remedy for bad habits is counter habits; all the Bad
  habits that have left their impressions are to be controlled by

1.02.1 - The Inhabiting Godhead - Life and Action, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  Desire is the Badge of subjection with its attendant discord and suffering. That which is free, one and lord, does not desire, but inalienably contains, possesses and enjoys.

1.02 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  (I have always cultivated a garden,) was, that I had had my seeds ready. Many think that seeds improve with age. I have no doubt that time discriminates between the good and the Bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed. But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.
  Old Cato, whose De Re Rustic is my Cultivator, says, and the only translation I have seen makes sheer nonsense of the passage, When you think of getting a farm, turn it thus in your mind, not to buy greedily; nor spare your pains to look at it, and do not think it enough to go round it once. The oftener you go there the more it will please you, if it is good. I think I shall not buy greedily, but go round and round it as long as I live, and be buried in it first, that it may please me the more at last.

1.03 - THE STUDY (The Exorcism), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Which always wills the Bad, and always works the Good.

1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  God who, in his simple substance, is all everywhere equally, nevertheless, in efficacy, is in rational creatures in another way than in irrational, and in good rational creatures in another way than in the Bad. He is in irrational creatures in such a way as not to be comprehended by them; by all rational ones, however, he can be comprehended through knowledge; but only by the good is he to be comprehended also through love.
  St. Bernard

1.04 - Magic and Religion, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  desecrated altar. Thither the Bad priest comes by night with his
  light o' love, and at the first stroke of eleven he begins to mumble

1.05 - Some Results of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  The fourth requirement is forbearance (tolerance) toward persons, creatures, and also circumstances. The student suppresses all superfluous criticism of everything that is imperfect, evil and bad, and seeks rather to understand everything that comes under his notice. Even as the sun does not withdraw its light from the Bad and the evil, so he, too, does not refuse them an intelligent sympathy. Should some trouble befall him he does not proceed to condemn and criticize, but accepts the inevitable, and endeavors to the best of his ability to give the matter a turn for the best. He does not consider the opinions of others merely from his own standpoint, but seeks to put himself into the other's position.
  The fifth requirement is impartiality toward everything that life brings. In this connection we speak of faith and trust. The student meets every human being and every creature with this trust, and lets it inspire his every action. Upon hearing some information, he never says to himself: "I don't believe it; it contradicts my present opinions." He is far rather ready to test and rectify his views and opinions. He ever remains receptive for everything that confronts him, and he

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  themselves is such that it affords them more of the good things in life than the Bad; their moral stupidity
  enables them to forget that all the advantages of their position are accidental, that not everyone can have

1.06 - The Three Mothers or the First Elements, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  God has also set the one over against the other; the good against the evil, and the evil against the good; the good proceeds from the good, and the evil from the evil; the good purifies the Bad, and the Bad the good; the good is preserved for the good, and the evil for the Bad ones.

1.07 - The Three Schools of Magick 2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Western philosophy has on occasion approached this doctrine. It has at least asserted that no known form of existence is exempt from sorrow. Huxley says, in his Evolution and Ethics, "Suffering is the Badge of all the tribe of sentient things."
  The philosophers of this School, seeking, naturally enough, to amend the evil at the root, inquire into the cause of this existence which is sorrow, and arrive immediately at the "Second Noble Truth" of the Buddha: "The Cause of Sorrow is Desire." They follow up with the endless concatenation of causes, of which the final root is Ignorance. (I am not concerned to defend the logic of this School: I merely state their doctrine.) The practical issue of all this is that every kind of action is both unavoidable and a crime. I must digress to explain that the confusion of thought in this doctrine is constantly recurrent. That is part of the blackness of the Ignorance which they confess to be the foundation of their Universe. (And after all, everyone has surely the right to have his own Universe the way he wants it.)

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  When a thought is expressed in speech, the vibration of the sound has a considerable power to bring the most material substance into contact with the thought, thus giving it a concrete and effective reality. That is why one must never speak ill of people or things or say things which go against the progress of the divine realisation in the world. This is an absolute general rule. And yet it has one exception. You should not criticise anything unless at the same time you have the conscious power and active will to dissolve or transform the movements or things you criticise. For this conscious power and active will have the capacity of infusing Matter with the possibility to react and refuse the Bad vibration and ultimately to correct it so that it becomes impossible for it to go on expressing itself on the physical plane.
  This can be done without risk or danger only by one who moves in the gnostic realms and possesses in his mental faculties the light of the spirit and the power of the truth. He, the divine worker, is free from all preference and all attachment; he has broken down the limits of his ego and is now only a perfectly pure and impersonal instrument of the supramental action upon earth.

1.09 - Concentration - Its Spiritual Uses, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  The mind, to have non-attachment, must be clear, good, and rational. Why should we practice? Because each action is like the pulsations quivering over the surface of the lake. The vibration dies out, and what is left? The Samskras, the impressions. When a large number of these impressions are left on the mind, they coalesce and become a habit. It is said, "Habit is second nature", it is first nature also, and the whole nature of man; everything that we are is the result of habit. That gives us consolation, because, if it is only habit, we can make and unmake it at any time. The Samskaras are left by these vibrations passing out of our mind, each one of them leaving its result. Our character is the sum-total of these marks, and according as some particular wave prevails one takes that tone. If good prevails, one becomes good; if wickedness, one becomes wicked; if joyfulness, one becomes happy. The only remedy for bad habits is counter habits; all the Bad habits that have left their impressions are to be controlled by good habits. Go on doing good, thinking holy thoughts continuously; that is the only way to suppress base impressions. Never say any man is hopeless, because he only represents a character, a bundle of habits, which can be checked by new and better ones. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  cow. For she had something German in her (German in the Bad sense),
  just as Rousseau, her master, had;--something which could only have

1.09 - The Ambivalence of the Fish Symbol, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  and the Bad aspects appertain to the same divine being in a way
  that bears comparison with the views of Clement of Rome.
  34 One of the Bad qualities of the north wind ("The north wind numbs with
  cold" = the numbness of the evil spirit, who "hardens the hearts of the wicked"),

1.11 - BOOK THE ELEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Took the Bad omen of a shipwreck'd man,
  As for a stranger wept, and thus began.

1.11 - ON THE NEW IDOL, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Escape from the Bad smell Escape from the idolatry
  of the superfluous!
  Escape from the Bad smell Escape from the steam
  of these human sacrifices!

1.11 - Powers, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  The misery that we suffer comes from ignorance, from non-discrimination between the real and the unreal. We all take the Bad for the good, the dream for the reality. Soul is the only reality, and we have forgotten it. Body is an unreal dream, and we think we are all bodies. This non-discrimination is the cause of misery. It is caused by ignorance. When discrimination comes, it brings strength, and then alone can we avoid all these various ideas of body, heavens, and gods. This ignorance arises through differentiating by species, sign, and place. For instance, take a cow. The cow is differentiated from the dog by species. Even with the cows alone how do we make the distinction between one cow and another? By signs. If two objects are exactly similar, they can be distinguished if they are in different places. When objects are so mixed up that even these differential will not help us, the power of discrimination acquired by the above-mentioned practice will give us the ability to distinguish them. The highest philosophy of the Yogi is based upon this fact, that the Purusha is pure and perfect, and is the only "simple" that exists in this universe. The body and mind are compounds, and yet we are ever identifying ourselves with them This is the great mistake that the distinction has been lost. When this power of discrimination has been attained, man sees that everything in this world, mental and physical, is a compound, and, as such, cannot be the Purusha.

1.11 - WITH THE DEVOTEES AT DAKSHINEWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (to Hazra): "Yes, all one's confusion comes to an end if one only realizes that it is God who manifests Himself as the atheist and the believer, the good and the Bad, the real and the unreal; that it is He who is present in waking and in sleep; and that He is beyond all these.
  "There was a farmer to whom an only son was born when he was rather advanced in age. As the child grew up, his parents became very fond of him. One day the farmer was out working in the fields, when a neighbour told him that his son was dangerously ill-indeed, at the point of death. Returning home he found the boy dead. His wife wept bitterly, but his own eyes remained dry. Sadly the wife said to her ncighbours, 'Such a son has passed away, and he hasn't even one tear to shed!' After a long while the farmer said to his wife: 'Do you know why I am not crying? Last night I dreamt I had become a king, and the father of seven princes. These princes were beautiful as well as virtuous. They grew in stature and acquired wisdom and knowledge in the various arts.

1.12 - On lying., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  When the demons see that in the very beginning we intend to keep aloof from the witty lecture of a coarse leader, as from an infectious disease, then they try to catch us by two thoughts, suggesting to us: Do not offend the story-teller, or: Do not appear to love God more than they do. Be off! Do not dally, otherwise at the time of your prayer the jokes will recur to your mind. And not only run, but even piously disconcert the Bad company by offering for their general attention the thought of death and judgment. For perhaps it is better for you to be sprinkled with a few drops of vainglory, if only you can become a channel of profit for many.
  Hypocrisy is the mother of lying and often its purpose. For some define hypocrisy as no other than meditation on falsehood, and an inventor of falsehood which has a reprehensible oath twisted up with it.

1.12 - ON THE FLIES OF THE MARKETPLACE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Indeed, my friend, you are the Bad conscience of
  your neighbors: for they are unworthy of you. They

1.12 - THE FESTIVAL AT PNIHTI, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "Is it possible for all to comprehend God? God has created the good and the Bad, the devoted and the impious, the faithful and the sceptical. The wonders that we see all exist in His creation. In one place there is more manifestation of His Power, in another less. The sun's light is better reflected by water than by earth, and still better by a mirror. Again, there are different levels among the devotees of God: superior, mediocre, and inferior. All this has been described in the Git."
  VAISHNAVA: "True, sir."

1.12 - The Sociology of Superman, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The first wave of this new consciousness is quite visible. It is perfectly chaotic. It has caught human beings unawares. Its ebb and flow can be seen everywhere: men have been seized with errantry, or aberrancy. They have set out in search of something they did not understand, but which pushed and prodded them inside; they have taken to the road to anywhere, knocked on every door, the good as well as the Bad, broken through walls and windmills, or, suddenly seized with laughter, they have left bag and baggage and said goodbye to the old establishment. It is natural that the first reaction is aberrant, since by definition it leaves the old circuit, as the primate suddenly left the instinctive wisdom of the herd. Each transition to a higher equilibrium is at first a dis-equilibrium and total disruption of the old equilibrium. Therefore, these apprentice supermen, who do not even know each other, will more likely be found among the unorthodox elements of society, the so-called misfits, the bastards, the recalcitrants of the general prison, the rebels against they don't know what except they have had enough of it. They are the new crusaders without a crusade, the partisans without a party, the antis who are so much against that they no longer want any against or for; they want something else altogether, without plus or minus, offensive or defensive, without black, good, yes or no, something completely different and completely free from all the twists and turns of the Machine, which still would like to catch them in the nets of its negations as in the nets of its affirmations. Or else, at the opposite end of the spectrum, these apprentice supermen will perhaps be found among those who have traveled the long road of the mind, its labyrinths, its endless grind, its answers that answer nothing, that raise another question and still another, its solutions that solve nothing, and its whole painful round its sudden futility at the end of the road, after a thousand questions and a thousand triumphs ever ruined, that little cry, at the end, of a man gaping at nothing and suddenly becoming like a helpless child again, as if all those days and years and labor had never been, as if nothing had happened, not a single real second in thirty years! These too, then, set out on the road. There, too, there is a crack for the Possible.
  But the very conditions of the uprooting of the old order may for a long time falsify the quest for the new order. And at first, this new order does not exist; it has to be made. A whole world has to be invented. And the aspiring superman or let us simply say the aspirant to something else must confront a primary reality: the law of freedom is a very demanding one, infinitely more demanding than all the laws imposed by the Machine. It is not a coasting into just anything, but a methodical uprooting from thousands of little slaveries; it does not mean abandoning everything, but, on the contrary, taking charge of everything, since we no longer want to depend on anybody or anything. It is a supreme apprenticeship of responsibility that of being oneself, which in the end is being all. It is not an escape, but a conquest; not a vacation from the Machine, but a great Adventure into man's unknown. And anything that may hamper this supreme freedom, at whatever level or under whatever appearance, must be fought as fiercely as the police or lawmakers of the old world. We are not leaving the slavery of the old order to fall into the worse slavery of ourselves the slavery of drugs, of a party, of one religion or another, one sect or another, a golden bubble or a white one. We want the one freedom of smiling at everything and being light everywhere, identical in destitution and pomp, in prison and palace, in emptiness and fullness and everything is full because we burn with the one little flame that possesses everything forever.

1.13 - (Plot continued.) What constitutes Tragic Action., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  Like the Odyssey, it has a double thread of plot, and also an opposite catastrophe for the good and for the Bad. It is accounted the best because of the weakness of the spectators; for the poet is guided in what he writes by the wishes of his audience. The pleasure, however, thence derived is not the true tragic pleasure. It is proper rather to
  Comedy, where those who, in the piece, are the deadliest enemies--like

1.15 - ON THE THOUSAND AND ONE GOALS, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  is identified with the herd, only the Bad conscience
  says: I.

1.15 - Sex Morality, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  For Binah, even while she winks a Chokmah, has the other eye wide-open, swivelled on Tiphareth. Her True Will is thus divided by Nature from the start, and her tragedy is if she fails to unite these two objects. Oh, dear me, yes, I know all about "spret injuria form" and "furens quid femina possit"; but that is only because when she misses her bite she feels doubly baffled, robbed not only of the ecstatic Present, but of the glamorous Future. If she eat independently of the Fruit of the Tree of Life when unripe, she has not only the Bad taste in the mouth, but indigestion to follow. Then, living as she does so much in the world of imagination, constantly living shadow-pictures of her Desire, she is not nearly so liable to the violent insanities of sheer blind lust, as is the male. The essential difference is indicated by that of their respective orgasms, the female undulatory, the male catastrophic.
  The above, taken all in all, may not be fully comprehensive, not wholly satisfying to the soul, but one thing with another, enough for a cow to chew the cud on.

1.15 - The world overrun with trees; they are destroyed by the Pracetasas, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  [7]: 'They are removed', which the commentator explains by 'are absorbed, as if they were fast asleep;' but in every age or Yuga, according to the text-in every Manvantara, according to the comment-the Ṛṣis reappear, the circumstances of their origin only being varied. Dakṣa therefore, as remarked in the preceding note, is the son of Brahmā in one period, the son of the Pracetasas in another. So Soma, in the Svāyambhuva Manvantara, was born as the son of Atri; in the Cākṣuṣa, he was produced by churning the ocean. The words of our text occur in the Hari Vaṃśa, with an unimportant variation: 'Birth and obstruction are constant in all beings, but Ṛṣis and those men who are wise are not perplexed by this;' that is, not, as rendered above, by the alternation of life and death; but, according to the commentator on the Hari Vaṃśa, by a very different matter, the prohibition of unlawful marriages. Utpatti, 'birth of progeny,' is the result of their will; Nirodha, 'obstruction,' is the law prohibiting the intermarriage of persons connected by the offering of the funeral cake; to which Ṛṣis and sages are not subject, either from their matrimonial unions being merely platonic, or from the Bad example set by Brahmā, who, according to the Vedas, approached his own daughter; we have already had occasion to advert to (p. 51. n. 5). The explanation of the text, however, given by the commentator appears forced, and less natural than the interpretation preferred above.
  [8]: This is the usual account of Dakṣa's marriage, and is that of the Mahābhārata, Adi P. (p. 113), and of the Brāhma Purāṇa, which the Hari Vaṃśa, in the first part, repeats. In another portion, the Puṣkara Māhātmya, however, Dakṣa, it is said, converts half himself into a female, by whom he begets the daughters presently to be noticed: ###. This seems to be merely a new edition of an old story.

1.19 - GOD IS NOT MOCKED, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  IF THERE is freedom (and even Determinists consistently act as if they were certain of it) and if (as everyone who has qualified himself to talk about the subject has always been convinced) there is a spiritual Reality, which it is the final end and purpose of consciousness to know; then all life is in the nature of an intelligence test, and the higher the level of awareness and the greater the potentialities of the creature, the more searchingly difficult will be the questions asked. For, in Bagehots words, we could not be what we ought to be, if we lived in the sort of universe we should expect. A latent Providence, a confused life, an odd material world, an existence broken short in the midst and on a sudden, are not real difficulties, but real helps; for they, or something like them, are essential conditions of a moral life in a subordinate being. Because we are free, it is possible for us to answer lifes questions either well or badly. If we answer them badly, we shall bring down upon ourselves self-stultification. Most often this self-stultification will take subtle and not immediately detectable forms, as when our failure to answer properly makes it impossible for us to realize the higher potentialities of our being. Sometimes, on the contrary, the self-stultification is manifest on the physical level, and may involve not only individuals as individuals, but entire societies, which go down in catastrophe or sink more slowly into decay. The giving of correct answers is rewarded primarily by spiritual growth and progressive realization of latent potentialities, and secondarily (when circumstances make it possible) by the adding of all the rest to the realized kingdom of God. Karma exists; but its equivalence of act and award is not always obvious and material, as the earlier Buddhist and Hebrew writers ingenuously imagined that it should be. the Bad man in prosperity may, all unknown to himself, be darkened and corroded with inward rust, while the good man under afflictions may be in the rewarding process of spiritual growth. No, God is not mocked; but also, let us always remember, He is not understood.
  Per nella giustizia sempiterna

1.200-1.224 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Fate is the result of past actions. By association with the wise the Bad tendencies are conquered. Ones experiences are then viewed to their proper perspective.
  I exist now. I am the enjoyer. I enjoy fruits of action. I was in the past and shall be in the future. Who is this I? Finding this I to be pure Consciousness beyond action and enjoyment, freedom and happiness are gained. There is then no effort, for the Self is perfect and there remains nothing more to gain.

1.201 - Socrates, #Symposium, #Plato, #Philosophy
  Yes, and you will hear it said that lovers are people who are looking 205e for their own other half. But what I say, my friend, is that love is not directed towards a half, or a whole either, unless that half or whole is actually something good, since people are quite prepared to have their own hands or feet amputated if they believe that these parts of themselves are diseased. So it is not, I think, part of themselves that people cling to, unless there is someone who calls what belongs to him and is his own the good and what does not belong to him the Bad. The fact is that the only 206a thing people love is the good. Do you think there is anything else?
  By Zeus, there is nothing else, I said.

12.03 - The Sorrows of God, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And this is bound to be so, for it is the inexorable law of nature: one who has identified himself with Nature, ignorant nature, of which the ignorant and suffering humanity is part and parcel, one whose body and soul are in unison and union with the body and soul of all beings and creatures, made of the same stuff and substance cannotand wants not to escape the general fate whatever it is. If misery be the Badge of the human tribe, the Divine Man, the representative human being must wear that badge.
   And yet there is a difference. In the case of the Divine Man it is a willing acceptance not an imposition or blind sub mission. Indeed, it is this difference that makes the unity of creation a progressive unity, instead of a static unity, a never-ending repetition, an eternal recurrence.

12.07 - The Double Trinity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Behind this physical person figured in physical body there is the subtle person and it expresses itself in a subtle body. The subtle body, because it is subtle, does not mean that it is formless. This too has a form which has not the rigidity of the material body, is not bound like the physical body in a contour of fixed unchangeable unchanging lineament. The form, supple and flexible, changes in shape and colourlike a mass of cloud according to the nature of its movements and activities and yet maintains its identity and is recognisable as a distinct person from others. Here the movements are free and almost unchecked and one can go far in the direction of the Bad and the wrong as also towards the good and the beneficent. It is difficult for this person to make the choice. In the physical body such a choice is made by the mental will, in the subtle body the mental will if it remains intact is one among many forces of equal strength.
   But the saving grace lies in the third person which is the Divine Person, man's true person and real identity. This is composed of true consciousness, true force, and the supreme truth of being, the delight and immortality. This is as we call it man's psychic being or soul.

1.21 - Tabooed Things, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  attri buted the Badness of the crops to the iron ploughshares, and
  discarded them for the old wooden ones. To this day the primitive

1.24 - The Killing of the Divine King, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  Being asked which Great Spirit he meant, the good one or the Bad
  one, "Oh, neither of _them,_" replied he, "the Great Spirit that

1.25 - Critical Objections brought against Poetry, and the principles on which they are to be answered., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  Euripides and the Badness of Menelaus in the Orestes.
  Thus, there are five sources from which critical objections are drawn.

1.25 - On the destroyer of the passions, most sublime humility, which is rooted in spiritual feeling., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  35. There are some who all their lives use the Bad deeds previously done by them, and for which they had received forgiveness, as a motive for humility, thereby driving out their vain self-esteem. Others, having in mind Christs passion, regard themselves always as debtors. Others hold themselves cheap for their daily defects. Others as a result of their besetting temptations, infirmities and sins have mortified their pride. Others for want of graces have appropriated the mother of graces (i.e. humility). There are also people (if they still exist) who for the sake of the very gifts of God, in the measure that they receive them, humble themselves and so live as to account themselves unworthy of such wealth, and each day add it to their debt. Such is humility, such is beatitude, such is the perfect reward!
  36. When you see or hear that someone has in a few years acquired the most sublime dispassion, then conclude that he travelled by no other way than by this blessed short-cut.

1.26 - Mental Processes - Two Only are Possible, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Then there are devices: style rhythm, cadence, rime, ornamentation of a thousand kinds. I think one may take it that the good writer makes use of such artifice to make his meaning clear; the Bad writer to obscure it, or to conceal the fact that he has none.
  One of the best items of the education system at the Abbey in Cefal was the weekly Essay. Everyone, including children of five or six, had to write on "The Housing Problem," "Why Athens Decayed," "The Marriage System," "Buddhist Ethics" and the like; the subject didn't matter much; the point was that one had to discover, arrange and condense one's ideas about it, so as to present it in a given number of words, 93 or 156, or 418 as like as not, that number, neither more nor less. A superb discipline for any writer.

1.33 - Count Ugolino and the Archbishop Ruggieri. The Death of Count Ugolino's Sons., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  He am I of the fruit of the Bad garden,
  Who here a date am getting for my fig."

1.38 - The Myth of Osiris, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  stealth, the Bad brother Typhon fashioned and highly decorated a
  coffer of the same size, and once when they were all drinking and

1.48 - The Corn-Spirit as an Animal, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the straw-rope, which is the Badge of his position as Sow. So he
  goes to a house and throws the straw-rope into it, crying, "There, I

1.55 - The Transference of Evil, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  Among the Badagas of the Neilgherry Hills in Southern India, when a
  death has taken place, the sins of the deceased are laid upon a

1.58 - Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  on the good and the Bad, the lofty and the lowly. If then the
  civilised Greeks of Asia and Athens habitually sacrificed men whom

1.62 - The Elastic Mind, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  It is hard to define; but let me give you an example of the Bad kind: an old riddle. "Why is a story like a ghost?" Because
    "A story's a tale

1.68 - The Golden Bough, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  follows: "Among the low country families the Badges are now almost
  generally forgotten; but it appears by an ancient MS., and the
  tradition of a few old people in Perthshire, that the Badge of the
  Hays was the mistletoe. There was formerly in the neighbourhood of

19.01 - The Twins, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Just as the rains pierce through the Bad roofing of a house, even so the passions pierce through an ill-disciplined mind.

1929-08-04 - Surrender and sacrifice - Personality and surrender - Desire and passion - Spirituality and morality, #Questions And Answers 1929-1931, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If you have understood this, you will be ready to understand the difference, the great difference between spirituality and morality, two things that are constantly confused with each other. The spiritual life, the life of Yoga, has for its object to grow into the divine consciousness and for its result to purify, intensify, glorify and perfect what is in you. It makes you a power for manifesting of the Divine; it raises the character of each personality to its full value and brings it to its maximum expression; for this is part of the Divine plan. Morality proceeds by a mental construction and, with a few ideas of what is good and what is not, sets up an ideal type into which all must force themselves. This moral ideal differs in its constituents and its ensemble at different times and different places. And yet it proclaims itself as a unique type, a categoric absolute; it admits of none other outside itself; it does not even admit a variation within itself. All are to be moulded according to its single ideal pattern, everybody is to be made uniformly and faultlessly the same. It is because morality is of this rigid unreal nature that it is in its principle and its working the contrary of the spiritual life. The spiritual life reveals the one essence in all, but reveals too its infinite diversity; it works for diversity in oneness and for perfection in that diversity. Morality lifts up one artificial standard contrary to the variety of life and the freedom of the spirit. Creating something mental, fixed and limited, it asks all to conform to it. All must labour to acquire the same qualities and the same ideal nature. Morality is not divine or of the Divine; it is of man and human. Morality takes for its basic element a fixed division into the good and the Bad; but this is an arbitrary notion. It takes things that are relative and tries to impose them as absolutes; for this good and this bad differ in differing climates and times, epochs and countries. The moral notion goes so far as to say that there are good desires and bad desires and calls on you to accept the one and reject the other. But the spiritual life demands that you should reject desire altogether. Its law is that you must cast aside all movements that draw you away from the Divine. You must reject them, not because they are bad in themselves,for they may be good for another man or in another sphere,but because they belong to the impulses or forces that, being unillumined and ignorant, stand in the way of your approach to the Divine. All desires, whether good or bad, come within this description; for desire itself arises from an unillumined vital being and its ignorance. On the other hand you must accept all movements that bring you into contact with the Divine. But you accept them, not because they are good in themselves, but because they bring you to the Divine. Accept then all that takes you to the Divine. Reject all that takes you away from it, but do not say that this is good and that is bad or try to impose your outlook on others; for, what you term bad may be the very thing that is good for your neighbour who is not trying to realise the Divine Life.
  Let us take an illustration of the difference between the moral and the spiritual view of things. The ordinary social notions distinguish between two classes of men,the generous, the avaricious. The avaricious man is despised and blamed, while the generous man is considered unselfish and useful to society and praised for his virtue. But to the spiritual vision, they both stand on the same level; the generosity of the one, the avarice of the other are deformations of a higher truth, a greater divine power. There is a power, a divine movement that spreads, diffuses, throws out freely forces and things and whatever else it possesses on all the levels of nature from the most material to the most spiritual plane. Behind the generous man and his generosity is a soul-type that expresses this movement; he is a power for diffusion, for wide distribution. There is another power, another divine movement that collects and amasses; it gathers and accumulates forces and things and all possible possessions, whether of the lower or of the higher planes. The man you tax with avarice was meant to be an instrument of this movement. Both are important, both needed in the entire plan; the movement that stores up and concentrates is no less needed than the movement that spreads and diffuses. Both, if truly surrendered to the Divine, will be utilised as instruments for its divine work to the same degree and with an equal value. But when they are not surrendered both are alike moved by impulses of ignorance. One is pushed to throw away, the other is pulled towards keeping back; but both are driven by forces obscure to their own consciousness, and between the two there is little to choose. One could say to the much-praised generous man, from the higher point of vision of Yoga, All your impulses of generosity are nothing in the values of the spirit, for they come from ego and ignorant desire. And, on the other hand, among those who are accused of avarice, you can see sometimes a man amassing and hoarding, full of a quiet and concentrated determination in the work assigned to him by his nature, who, once awakened, would make a very good instrument of the Divine. But ordinarily the avaricious man acts from ego and desire like his opposite; it is the other end of the same ignorance. Both will have to purify themselves and change before they can make contact with the something higher that is behind them and express it in the way to which they are called by their nature.

1951-02-08 - Unifying the being - ideas of good and bad - Miracles - determinism - Supreme Will - Distinguishing the voice of the Divine, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have not attempted the unification of the different personalities which may be in me, but I have tried to put them face to face, the good opposite the Bad, and I have never found in the good a sufficient dynamism to fight against the Bad.
   Have you never thought that your judgment of what is good and bad was a purely human judgment? And that it might not necessarily tally with the judgment of the divine Presence within you? the Bad things you could not get rid of were probably things not in their place, things not properly balanced, and it would be a great pity if they were eliminated because, perhaps, a part of your energy and of your divine Presence would disappear at the same time. People who do not do yoga under the direction of a guide follow ordinary moral notions and at times they feel very perplexed because with all their goodwill they do not get the expected result; that happens because generally they wish to approve of their being instead of transforming it and because moral notions are very bad. In the work of unification of the being, you must needs have imagination enough to be able to put the movements you have, the movements you wish to keep, to put them before what you are capable of imagining as most akin to the divine Presence; naturally, at first it is only an imagination quite far from the truth, but it would help you to get out a little from moral narrowness and also from the limitations of your consciousness. For example, you have the idea of putting what you are and what you do before a consciousness which is at once infinite and eternal. These two words do not perhaps make much sense at the beginning, but they compel you to break the limits and to put yourself in front of something which surpasses you so much on every side that its judgment cannot be the same as that of a human mentality. One must begin absolutely like that. If you try to analyse yourself according to moral principles, you may be sure of going contrary to the divine plan. Not that the Divine is amoral, mark that, but this is not a kind of morality that mankind understands at all, it is not the same.
   Ambition has been the undoing of many Yogis.

1951-03-05 - Disasters- the forces of Nature - Story of the charity Bazar - Liberation and law - Dealing with the mind and vital- methods, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The functioning is not the same with everyone. There are people who have a great light in the mind (or think they have it!), they know things, they know how the world and others ought to behave and, moreover, they are sure that they, they are very far on the road, but when they begin to act they are more stupid than the little street urchin. Why? Because it is not the mind which has decided, and even if it has decided, it is not the mind which has executed; what has executed does not recognise at all the authority of the mind, but tells it: Leave me alone, dont bother me! I act according to my own inspiration! Then, what are you going to do? Try to give a lesson to your mind? You may always try, but it is not sure that you will succeed. It is not an easy problem. Human nature is very unstable; after having thought in one way, it thinks in another; after having felt in one way, it feels in another, and so on; nothing lasts: the good not longer than the Bad; the Bad, a little longer than the good! But anyway, this does not last indefinitely. So, if you have the patience to wait, surely it will change!
   But everything returns!

1951-05-11 - Mahakali and Kali - Avatar and Vibhuti - Sachchidananda behind all states of being - The power of will - receiving the Divine Will, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I believe I have already told you once that there are the original beings in their higher reality and these are of a particular kind; then, as they manifest in more and more material regions, nearer and nearer the earth, they assume different forms and also multiply in a strange way. If you like, the beings Sri Aurobindo speaks of here belong to regions quite close to the Supermind, they are still in quite a clear and conscious contact with the supramental origin. These beings manifest also in what Sri Aurobindo calls the Overmind and there the form becomes as it were more marked, a little more precise and at the same time reduced in power and capacity. Then, from the Overmind they come down into the human mind, the terrestrial mind and there Take for instance this poor Mahakali; you have a multitude of Kalis, one more horrible than another; some are absolutely terrifying and horrifying, and they sometimes become quite repulsive beings who are exclusively human formations, that is, the outer form is given by human imagination, by the human minds capacity of formation. There may be within that a vague reflection of the force of Mahakali, but it is so diminished, deformed, dwarfed, brought within the range of human consciousness, that truly she can very well deny that it is she! I have seen all possible horrors by way of images representing Mahakali. Of the images we wont speak. If great artists have made them perhaps some beauty is still left, but as they are generally daubers, nothing remains. As for the images (statues or pictures) which have to be installed in a temple, a religious ceremony is performed, and if the priest or the assistant is a man with occult powers, even limited ones, he can, with his aspiration and through the ritual, bring a supraterrestrial consciousness into these forms. That is the principle; you are told, This is not a piece of wood, this is not a stone, this is not a picture; there is within it a force which the religious ritual has brought down and to this you may speak. This is right, but the nature of the priest must be known, his occult knowledge and also the forces with which he has an affinity. So, there may be many things in there. There is something (unless it is a stupid ignoramus who has performed the ceremony, one who has no power at all, has brought down nothing, made only a show but this is rather rare; I cant say it happens frequently, it is quite rare), generally there is something, but then the nature, the quality of this something, you know this varies infinitely and it is sometimes a little disturbing. I gave the example of Mahakali, because the conception of Mahakali in the human consciousness is especially horrible. When one goes to other divinities like Mahasaraswati, for instance, to whom all kinds of artistic, literary and other capacities are ascribed, it is no longer so terrible. But Mahakali particularly Their conception of power, force, warlike energy is so terrible that what they bring down is indeed a little dangerous for those who worship it. I have heard innumerable stories since my coming to India. I have been put in touch with innumerable images and have known many people who had in their homes a Kali they worshipped and to whom, sometimes, quite dreadful things had happened. I always put them on their guard, I told them, Dont think at all that Mahakali is responsible for your misfortunes, for she is not responsible for them. But it is likely that the Kali you have in your home must be harbouring some vindictive being, probably one very jealous, extremely wilful and with a very strong spirit of vengeance, and as you have faith and as it is generally a vital power, there may be truly dangerous consequences. I have known people who, after having had all kinds of unfortunate experiences, have taken the statue of Mahakali and thrown it into the Ganges. If at the same time they could acquire a certain freedom of spirit, all the damage would disappear, but some of them are so frightened of what they have done that the Bad effects continue.
   These things should never be touched unless one has at least the first elements of occult knowledge. Unfortunately, in religionsall religions, not only here but everywhereknowledge is never given to the faithful. Sometimes the priests have it (I dont say always), but when they have it they take good care not to give it to the faithful, for that would deprive them of their authority and power, and that really is the evil behind all religious institutions.

1953-06-24, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If you have faith and are consecrated to the Divine, there is a very simple way, it is to say: Let Your will be done. Nothing can frighten me because it is You who are guiding my life. I belong to You and You are guiding my life. That acts immediately. Of all the means this is the most effective: indeed, it is. That is, one must be truly consecrated to the Divine. If one has that, it acts immediately; all fear vanishes immediately like a dream. And the being with the Bad influence also disappears like a dream along with the fear. You should see it running away at full speed, prrt! Voil.
   Now, there are people having a strong vital power in them and they are fighters who immediately lift up their heads and say: Ah! an enemy is here, we are going to knock him down. But for that one must have the knowledge and a very great vital power. One must be vitally a giant. That does not happen to everyone.

1953-07-08, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But a bad thought is a bad deed. There are people who do not know it, but truly a bad thought is a bad deed and if one thinks and wishes harm to someone, well, one is responsible for the misfortunes that come upon him just as much as though one had acted. But the unfortunate thing is that this is not recognised and that never does one intervene in the Bad thoughts of people. There are even people who take great pleasure in inciting the Bad thoughts of others. I have known such people (unfortunately far too many), when they have something unpleasant to say to somebody, they never miss the opportunity of telling him: You know, somebody said that about you, and also: You know, that other person said this about you. And thus they create as much harm as they think of. And this they do at times simply through stupidity, most often through vanity, in order to show off that they know something. But at bottom, in the consciousness, there is what is called mischief-making something that enjoys creating disorder, misunderstandings, disputes among people, unpleasant situations, and feels at ease amidst these. There are many people with a very sharp tongue. It is called in French une langue de vipre, a viperish tongue. This is their great amusement. And they do much, much, much harm. But even without speaking, if one has a strong thought and thinks ill of people, one does a bad deed.
   Why is there ill-will?

1953-09-09, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And this vital, if you place it in a bad environment, it will imitate the Bad environment and do bad things with violence and to an extreme degree. If you place it in the presence of something wonderfully beautiful, generous, great, noble, divine, it can be carried away with that also, forget everything else and give itself wholly. It will give itself more completely than any other part of the being, for it does not calculate. It follows its passion and enthusiasm. When it has desires, its desires are violent, arbitrary, and it does not at all take into account the good or bad of others; it doesnt care the least bit. But when it gives itself to something beautiful, it does not calculate either, it will give itself entirely without knowing whether it will do good or harm to it. It is a very precious instrument.
   It is like a horse of pure breed: if it lets itself be directed, then it will win all the races, everywhere it will come first. If it is untamed, it will trample people and cause havoc and break its own legs or back! It is like that. The one thing to know is to which side it will turn. It loves exceptional thingsexceptionally bad or exceptionally good, it loves the exceptional. It does not like ordinary life. It becomes dull, it becomes half inert. And if it is shut up in a corner and told: Keep quiet there, it will remain there and become more and more like something crumbling away, and finally just like a mummy: there is no more life in it, it is dried up. And one will no longer have the strength to do what one wants to do. One will have fine ideas, excellent intentions, but one wont have the energy to execute them.

1953-11-04, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The spiritual life reveals the one essence in all, but reveals too its infinite diversity; it works for diversity in oneness and for perfection in that diversity. Morality lifts up one artificial standard contrary to the variety of life and the freedom of the spirit. Creating something mental, fixed and limited, it asks all to conform to it. All must labour to acquire the same qualities and the same ideal nature. Morality is not divine or of the Divine; it is of man and human. Morality takes for its basic element a fixed division into the good and the Bad; but this is an arbitrary notion. It takes things that are relative and tries to impose them as absolutes; for this good and this bad differ in differing climates and times, epochs and countries.
   Questions and Answers 1929-1931 (4 August 1929)

1953-12-23, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No. Afterwards there is yet another moment. One has fallen, one is already hurt; but there is still a moment when one can change things for the better or worse, so that it may be something very fugitive the Bad effects of which will quickly disappear or something which becomes as serious, as grave as it can be. I dont know if you have noticed that there are people who never miss the opportunity of an accident! Every time there is the possibility of an accident, they have it. And never is their accident ordinary. Every time the accident can be serious, it is serious. Well, usually in life one says: Oh! he is unlucky, he is unfortunate, indeed he has no luck. But all that is ignorance. It depends absolutely on the working of his consciousness. I could give you examplesonly I would have to speak about certain people and I dont want to. But I could give you striking examples! And thisthis is the sort of thing one sees all the time, all the time here! There are people who could have been killed and who come out of it unscathed; there are others for whom it was not serious, and it becomes serious.
   But that does not depend on thought, on the working of the ordinary thought. They may apparently have thoughts as good as the othersit is not that. It is the second of the choicepeople knowing how to react just in the right way at the right time .I could give you hundreds of examples. It is quite interesting.

1954-04-07 - Communication without words - Uneven progress - Words and the Word, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  When a thought is expressed in speech, the vibration of the sound has a considerable power to bring the most material substance into contact with the thought, thus giving it a concrete and effective reality. That is why one must never speak ill of people or things or say things, which go against the progress of the divine realisation in the world. This is an absolute general rule. And yet it has one exception. You should not criticise anything unless at the same time you have the conscious power and active will to dissolve or transform the movements or things you criticise. For this conscious power and active will have the capacity of infusing Matter with the possibility to react and refuse the Bad vibrations and ultimately to correct it so that it becomes impossible for it to go on expressing itself on the physical plane.
  This can be done without risk or danger only by one who moves in the gnostic realms and possesses in his mental faculties the light of the spirit and the power of the truth.
  No, it is not at all necessary, not at all. It is just one of the Bad habits. Why, on the 1st of January this year I wrote something like that: Do not boast, do not boast about anything. Let your acts speak for themselves.2 It is exactly that. It is not worthwhile saying, Oh! I have so great a goodwill for you and I want to do so much and I Do it. Thats all.
  Mother, when we think, when we are following an idea, we speak within ourselves, not aloud; but does this mean that thinking necessitates the inner word? Does thought exist without words?

1954-06-02 - Learning how to live - Work, studies and sadhana - Waste of the Energy and Consciousness, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Let us take simply a question about your class, shall we?the school class. Even as an undisciplined, disobedient and ill-willed child can disorganise the classand this is why at times one is obliged to put him out, because simply by his presence he can completely disorganise the classso too, if there is a student who has the absolutely right attitude, the will to learn in everything, so that not a word is pronounced, not a gesture made, but it becomes for him an opportunity to learn somethinghis presence can have the opposite effect and help the class to rise in education. If, consciously, he is in this state of intensity of aspiration to learn and correct himself, he communicates this to the others. It is true that in the present state of things the Bad example is much more contagious than the good one! It is much easier to follow the Bad example than the good, but the good too is useful, and a class with a true student who is there only because he wants to learn and apply himself, who is deeply interested in every opportunity to learn,this creates a solid atmosphere.
  You can help.

1954-08-18 - Mahalakshmi - Maheshwari - Mahasaraswati - Determinism and freedom - Suffering and knowledge - Aspects of the Mother, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is something that takes upon itself the Bad vibration in order to cure others of it. The consequences (silence) of a wrong and low movementinstead of throwing it back with cold justice upon the one who has committed the mistake, it absorbs it, in order to transform it within itself, and diminishes as far as possible the material consequences of the fault committed. I believe that the old story about Shiva who had a black stain on his neck because he had swallowed all that was bad in the world, is an imaginative way of expressing this divine disgust. It made a black stain on his neck.
  Mother, when the Divine takes upon Himself human suffering.

1954-09-29 - The right spirit - The Divine comes first - Finding the Divine - Mistakes - Rejecting impulses - Making the consciousness vast - Firm resolution, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: I want what You want. But not before that. Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You dont possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. Something like that, gelatinous, like jelly-fish there a mass of good willsand I am considering the better side of things and forgetting the Bad willsa mass of good wills, half-conscious and fluctuating
  Ah, thats all, my children. Thats enough for today. There we are.

1956-03-07 - Sacrifice, Animals, hostile forces, receive in proportion to consciousness - To be luminously open - Integral transformation - Pain of rejection, delight of progress - Spirit behind intention - Spirit, matter, over-simplified, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Not understood? This has never happened to you? No? When, for instance, you have a movement you dont likea movement of anger or spite, all kinds of things like that, or an insincerity or something you dont likewhen you reject it from yourself, when you want to make an effort not to have it any more, it hurts you, doesnt it? It hurts, it is as though something was being pulled out. Well, this is the pain he is speaking about; he says that it is the Bad thing you throw away from you which, when leaving, gives you a nice little knock as a parting gift. Thats what he says.
  For you are always under the illusion that pain belongs to you. This is not true. Pain is something thrust upon you. The same event could occur, exactly the same in all its details, without its inflicting the shadow of a pain on you; on the contrary, sometimes it can fill you with ecstatic joy. And it is exactly the same thing. But in one case, you are open to the adverse forces you want to reject from yourself, and in the other you are not, you are already too far away from them to be affected by them any longer; and so, instead of feeling the negative side they represent, you feel only the positive side the Divine represents in the experience. It is the divine Grace which makes you progress, and with the divine Grace you feel the divine Joy. But instead of identifying yourself with the Grace which makes you progress, you identify yourself with the ugly thing you want to get rid of; and so, naturally, you feel like it and suffer.

1956-05-23 - Yoga and religion - Story of two clergymen on a boat - The Buddha and the Supramental - Hieroglyphs and phonetic alphabets - A vision of ancient Egypt - Memory for sounds, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  People follow religion by social habit, in order not to get into the Bad books of others. For instance, in a village it is difficult not to go to religious ceremonies, for all your neighbours will point at you. But that has absolutely nothing to do with spiritual life, nothing at all.

1956-09-26 - Soul of desire - Openness, harmony with Nature - Communion with divine Presence - Individuality, difficulties, soul of desire - personal contact with the Mother - Inner receptivity - Bad thoughts before the Mother, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Mother, when we come to you, we try to be at our best possible, that is, to have very good thoughts; but often, on the contrary, all the Bad impulses, bad thoughts we had during the day come forward.
  That is perhaps so that you can get rid of them.
  That perhaps is the reason, it is because the Consciousness acts for purification. It is no use at all hiding things and pushing them behind, like this, and imagining they are not there because one has put a veil in front. It is much better to see oneself as one isprovided one is ready to give up this way of being. If you come allowing all the Bad movements to rise to the surface, to show themselves; if you offer them, if you say, Well, this is how I am, and if at the same time you have the aspiration to be different, then this second of presence is extremely useful; you can, yes, in a few seconds receive the help you need to get rid of them; while if you come like a little saint and go away content, without having received anything, it is not very useful.
  Automatically the Consciousness acts like that, it is like the ray that brings light where there wasnt any. Only, what is needed is to be in a state where one wants to give up the thing, to get rid of itnot to cling to it and keep it. If one sincerely wants to pull it out of oneself, make it disappear, then it is very useful.

1956-11-14 - Conquering the desire to appear good - Self-control and control of the life around - Power of mastery - Be a great yogi to be a good teacher - Organisation of the Ashram school - Elementary discipline of regularity, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To control something, a movement, is simply to replace by ones presence, without words or explanations, the Bad vibration by the true one. This is what constitutes the power of mastery. It does not lie in speaking, in explaining; with words and explanations and even a certain emanation of force, you may have an influence on someone, but you do not control his movement. The control of the movement is the capacity to oppose the vibration of this movement by a stronger, truer vibration which can stop the other one I could give you an example, you know, a very easy one. Two people are arguing in front of you; not only are they arguing, but they are on the point of coming to blows; so you explain to them that this is not the thing to do, you give them good reasons for stopping and they come to a stop. You will have had an influence on them. But if you simply stand before them and look at them and send out a vibration of peace, calm, quietude, without saying a word, without any explanation, the other vibration will no longer be able to last, it will fall away of itself. That is mastery.
  The same thing applies to the cure of ignorance. If you need words to explain something, that is not true knowledge. If I have to say all that I do say for you to understand me, that is not mastery, it is simply that I am able to exercise an influence on your intelligence and help you to understand and awaken in you the desire to know and discipline yourselves, etc. But if by looking at you, without saying anything I am not able to make the light enter into you, the light which will make you understand, I wont have mastered the movement or the state of ignorance. Do you understand this?

1957-01-09 - God is essentially Delight - God and Nature play at hide-and-seek - Why, and when, are you grave?, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In fact, it could be said that all preaching, all exhortations, even all prayers and invocations come from what Sri Aurobindo calls the lower hemisphere, that is to say, one is still down below. It may be the summit, may be the frontier, it may be just the edge of this lower hemisphere, but one is still in the lower hemisphere, that is to say one is still down below. It may be the summit, may be the frontier, it may be just the edge of this lower hemisphere, but one is still in the lower hemisphere. And as soon as one passes to the other side, all this seems, to say the least, useless and almost childish in the Bad Sense of the wordignorant, still ignorant. And it is very interesting to be still in this state where one is at times on one side, at times just on the border of the other. Well, this border of the other, which for the human consciousness is an almost inaccessible summit, for one who can live consciously and freely in the higher hemisphere, is in spite of everything a descent.
  Later I would like us to take up and read here the last chapters of The Life Divine. I think you are becoming old enough, mature enough, to be able to follow it. And then there are all kinds of things you will be able to understand and subjects we shall be able to take up, based on this text, which will help us to go one step further, a serious step towards realisation. He describes so precisely and marvellously the difference between these two states of consciousness, how all that seems to man almost the ultimate of perfection, at least of realisation, how all that still belongs to the lower hemisphere, including all the relations with the gods ass men have known them and still know themhow all these things are still far below and what is the true state, the one which he describes as the supramental state, when one passes beyond.

1957-03-13 - Our best friend, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    In 1961 when this talk was first published, Mother commented on this phrase: "So long as one repeats one's mistakes, nothing can be abolished, for one recreates them every minute. When someone makes a mistake, serious or not, this mistake has consequences in his life, a 'Karma' which must be exhausted, but the Divine Grace, if one turns to It, has the power of cutting off the consequences; but for this the fault must not be repeated. One shouldn't think one can continue to commit the same stupidities indefinitely and that indefinitely the Grace will cancel all the consequences, it does not happen like that! The past may be completely purified, cleansed, to the point of having no effect on the future, but on condition that one doesn't change it again into a perpetual present; you yourself must stop the Bad vibration in yourself, you must not go on reproducing the same vibration indefinitely."

1957-07-31 - Awakening aspiration in the body, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And if you do this when you are very small, you have much less difficulty than if later on you have to undo, undo all the Bad effects of a bad education, undo that kind of dull and vulgar common sense which means that you expect nothing good from life, which makes it insipid, boring, and contradicts all the hopes, all the so-called illusions of beauty. On the contrary, you must tell a childor yourself if you are no longer quite a babyEverything in me that seems unreal, impossible, illusory, that is what is true, that is what I must cultivate. When you have these aspirations: Oh, not to be always limited by some incapacity, all the time held back by some bad will!, you must cultivate within you this certitude that that is what is essentially true and that is what must be realised.
  Then faith awakens in the cells of the body. And you will see that you find a response in your body itself. The body itself will feel that if its inner will helps, fortifies, directs, leads, well, all its limitations will gradually disappear.

1957-09-11 - Vital chemistry, attraction and repulsion, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Obviously there are some natures which are almost fundamentally bad, beings who are born wicked and love to do harm; and logically, if one is quite natural, not perverted, natural as animals are for from this point of view they are far superior to men; perversion begins with humanity then one keeps out of the way, as one would stand aside from something fundamentally harmful. But happily these cases are not very frequent; what one meets in life are usually very mixed natures where there is a kind of balance, so to say, between the good and the Bad, and one may expect to have both good and bad relations. There is no reason to feel any deep dislike, for, as one is quite mixed oneself (laughing), like meets like!
  It is also said that some people are like vampires, and when they come near a person they spontaneously suck up his vitality and energy, and that one should beware of them as of a very serious danger. But that also Not that it doesnt exist, but it is not very frequent, and certainly not so total that one need run away when one meets such a person.

1958-09-10 - Magic, occultism, physical science, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  He is in a state of consciousness and inner power which automatically protects him from everything that is inferior. Naturally, he can also use his power deliberately to protect others. This rebounding of the Bad formation from his atmosphere automatically protects him, but if this bad formation is made against someone he is protecting or simply someone who asks for his help, then he can, by a movement of his own atmosphere, his own aura, surround the person who is exposed to the evil magic spells, and the rebounding process acts in the same way and causes the Bad formation to fall back quite naturally on the one who made it. But in this case the conscious will of the yogi or saint or sage is needed. He has to be informed about what has happened and he must decide to intervene.
  That is the difference between true knowledge and magic.
  All the Bad effects can be avoided if the one who does it has no bad intentions.
  If you use chemical formulas in an ignorant way, you can cause an explosion (laughter), and that is very dangerous! Well, if you use occult formulas ignorantlyor egoistically, which is even worse than ignorantlyyou can also have harmful results. But that doesnt mean that occultism is bad or hypnotism is bad or chemistry is bad. You are not going to ban chemistry because there are people who cause explosions! (Laughter)

1960 03 02, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The truth is that when you ask forgiveness you hope that the dire consequences of what you have done will be wiped away. But that is possible only if the causes of the error you have committed have themselves disappeared. If you have made a mistake through ignorance, the ignorance must disappear. If you have made a mistake through bad will, the Bad will must disappear and be replaced by goodwill. Mere regret will not do, it must be accompanied by a step forward.
   For the universe is constantly evolving; nothing is at a standstill. Everything is perpetually changing, moving forward or backward. Things or acts that set us back seem bad to us, and cause confusion and disorder. The only remedy for them is a radical forward movement, a progress. This new orientation alone can annul the consequences of the backward movement.

1960 11 11? - 48, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is always the same realisation presented from different angles, expressed through various experiences: the realisation that everything is a manifestation of the Supreme, the Eternal, the Infinite, immutable in his total perfection and in his absolute reality. That is why, by conquering our mind and its ignorant and false perceptions we can, through all things, enter into contact with this Supreme Truth which is also the Supreme Beauty and the Supreme Love, beyond all our mental and vital notions of beauty and ugliness, the good and the Bad.
   Even when we say Supreme Truth, Supreme Beauty, Supreme Love, we should give to these words a meaning other than the one which is attributed to them by our intellect. It is to emphasise this fact that Sri Aurobindo writes, paradoxically, the beauty of the hideous.

1962 01 21, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, men have always considered themselves victims harassed by adverse forces; those who are courageous fight, the others complain. But I have an increasingly concrete vision of the role that the adverse forces play in the creation, of the almost absolute necessity for them, so that there can be progress and for the creation to become its Origin once again and such a clear vision that instead of asking for the conversion or abolition of the adverse forces one must realise ones own transformation, pray for it and carry it out. This is from the terrestrial point of view, I am not taking the individual standpoint. We know the individual standpoint; this is from the terrestrial point of view. It was the sudden vision of all the error, all the misunderstanding, all the ignorance and obscurity, and even worse, all the Bad will in the terrestrial consciousness which felt responsible for the perpetuation of these adverse beings and forces and which offered them in a great aspirationmore than an aspiration, a kind of holocaustso that the adverse forces might disappear and have no further reason to exist, so that they might no longer be there to point out everything that has to be changed.
   Their presence was made unavoidable by all these things that were negations of the divine life. And this movement of offering of the earth consciousness to the Supreme, in an extraordinary intensity, was like a redemption so that the adverse forces might disappear.
   This experience came after the vision of the great divine Becoming,1 and I asked myself, Since this world is progressive, since it is becoming more and more the Divine, will there not always be this intensely painful feeling of the thing which is undivine, of the state which is undivine compared to the one which is to come? Will there not always be what we call adverse forces, that is, something which is not following the movement harmoniously? Then the answer came, the vision came: no, indeed the time for this possibility is near, the time for the manifestation of that essence of perfect Love which can transform this unconsciousness, this ignorance and the Bad will which results from it into a progression that is luminous, joyful, eager for perfection and allinclusive.
   It was very concrete.

1964 09 16, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To proclaim publicly what one wants to do is a considerable help. It may give rise to objections, scorn, conflict, but this is largely compensated for by public expectation, so to say, by what other people expect from you. This was certainly the reason for those robes: to let people know. Of course, that may bring you the scorn, the Bad will of some people, but then there are all those who feel they must not interfere or meddle with this, that it is not their concern.
   I do not know why, but it always seemed to me like showing offit may not be and in some cases it is not, but all the same it is a way of saying to people, Look, this is what I am. And as I say, it may help, but it has its drawbacks.

1966 07 06, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The resistances of the inertia that is in every consciousness and in Matter mean that this Action, instead of being direct and perfectly harmonious, becomes confused, full of contradictions, clashes and conflicts; instead of everything resolving itself normally, so to say, smoothlyas it should beall this inertia that resists and opposes, gives it a tangled movement in which things collide and there is disorder and destruction, which become necessary only because of the resistance, but which were not indispensable, which might not have existedwhich truly speaking should not have beenbecause this Will, this Power is a Power of perfect harmony where each thing is in its place, and it organises things wonderfully. It comes as an absolutely luminous and perfect organisation, which one can see when one has the vision; but when it comes down and presses on Matter, everything begins to see the and resist. Therefore, to attempt to impute the disorders and confusions and destructions to the divine Action, to the divine Power, is another human foolishness. It is the inertianot to mention the Bad willwhich causes the catastrophe. It is not that the catastrophe was intended, nor even foreseen, it is caused by the resistance.
   And then, there is added the vision of the action of Grace, which comes to moderate the results wherever possible, that is to say, wherever it is accepted. And this explains why aspiration, faith, complete trust on the part of the earthly human element have a harmonising power, because they allow the Grace to come and set right the consequences of this blind resistance.

1f.lovecraft - A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   Dr. Johnson was second to no Man in the Pains he took to revise the Bad
   Verses of others; indeed, tis said that in the book of poor blind old

1f.lovecraft - Discarded Draft of, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   gave him the shivers. It was foreign talk, but he said the Bad thing
   about it was the kind of voice that sometimes spoke. It sounded so

1f.lovecraft - Herbert West-Reanimator, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   It was in July, 1910, that the Bad luck regarding specimens began to
   turn. I had been on a long visit to my parents in Illinois, and upon my

1f.lovecraft - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   thing plunging frantically along the Badly cleared space in front of
   the Turks Head. There was a baying of dogs in the distance, but this

1f.lovecraft - The Colour out of Space, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   world. the Bad fruit of the fall before was freely mentioned, and it
   went from mouth to mouth that there was poison in Nahums ground. Of

1f.lovecraft - The Mound, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   progress checked at times by the Bad walking that came from loose rock
   fragments, or by the excessive precipitousness of the grade. The

1f.lovecraft - The Shadow over Innsmouth, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   really the Captain that gave the Bad reputation to the reef.
   That was before the big epidemic of 1846, when over half the folks in
   he thought, but he said the Bad thing about it was the kind of voice
   that sometimes spoke. It sounded so unnaturalslopping-like, he

1f.lovecraft - The Shunned House, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   sanity. For one thing, the Bad odour of the house was strongest there;
   and for another thing, we did not like the white fungous growths which

1.fs - Resignation, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  Here,say they,terrors on the Bad alight,
   And joys to greet the virtuous spring.

1.fs - The Imitator, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
   But the genius has power good from the Bad to evoke.
  'Tis the conceived alone, that thou, imitator, canst practise;

1.jk - Ode On Indolence, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  (stanza 6.): It is no doubt owing to the want of opportunity to revise the poem finally that this beautiful stanza comes down to us disfigured by the Bad rhyme 'grass' and 'farce.'
  ~ Poetical Works of John Keats, ed. H. Buxton Forman, Crowell publ. 1895. by owner. provided at no charge for educational purposes

1.jr - Last Night My Soul Cried O Exalted Sphere Of Heaven, #Rumi - Poems, #Jalaluddin Rumi, #Poetry
  In the veil you are a new bride, hot-tempered and obstinate; he is railing sweetly at the good and the Bad of the world.
  Through him the earth is a green meadow, the heavens are unresting; on every side through him a fortunate one pardoned and preserved.

1.poe - The City In The Sea, #Poe - Poems, #unset, #Zen
     Where the good and the Bad and the worst and the best
     Have gone to their eternal rest.

1.poe - The City Of Sin, #Poe - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Where the good, and the Bad, and the worst, and the best,
  Have gone to their eternal rest.

1.rb - Holy-Cross Day, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
  ``By the Badge of shame, by the felon's place,
  ``By the branding-tool, the bloody whip,

1.rb - Sordello - Book the Fifth, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
                 And the Badge was thrown
  Across Sordello's neck: "This badge alone

1.rb - Sordello - Book the Fourth, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
  "Under the Bad,my multitude has part
  "In your designs, their welfare is at heart

1.rb - Sordello - Book the Sixth, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
  Under his foot the Badge: still, Palma said,
  A triumph lingering in the wide eyes,

1.rt - Gitanjali, #Tagore - Poems, #Rabindranath Tagore, #Poetry
  'It was my master,' said the prisoner. 'I thought I could outdo everybody in the world in wealth and power, and I amassed in my own treasure-house the money due to my king. When sleep overcame me I lay upon the Bad that was for my lord, and on waking up I found I was a prisoner in my own treasure-house.'
  'Prisoner, tell me, who was it that wrought this unbreakable chain?'

1.rt - The Gardener XLII - O Mad, Superbly Drunk, #Tagore - Poems, #Rabindranath Tagore, #Poetry
     the Badge of the civil and staid
  I'll tear into shreds for the nonce.

1.wby - The Hour Before Dawn, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  In the Bad hour before the dawn."
  Why beer is only beer.'

1.wby - The Municipal Gallery Revisited, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  No fox can foul the lair the Badger swept

1.wby - The Wanderings Of Oisin - Book I, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  The deer, the Badger, and the boar.
  O patrick! for a hundred years

1.whitman - Song of Myself, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Nor him in the poor house tubercled by rum and the Bad disorder,
  Nor the numberless slaughter'd and wreck'd, nor the brutish koboo call'd the ordure of humanity,

1.whitman - Song Of Myself- XLIII, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Nor him in the poor house tubercled by rum and the Bad dis- order,
  Nor the numberless slaughter'd and wreck'd, nor the brutish koboo call'd the ordure of humanity,

1.whitman - Song Of The Universal, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   Out of the Bad majoritythe varied, countless frauds of men and

1.ww - Book Fourth [Summer Vacation], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  To hunt the Badger and unearth the fox
  Among the impervious crags, but having been

1.ww - Book Third [Residence at Cambridge], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Of those who lived distinguished by the Badge
  Of good or ill report; or those with whom

1.ww - The Excursion- V- Book Fouth- Despondency Corrected, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  In their unhallowed principles; the Bad
  Have fairly earned a victory o'er the weak,

1.ww - Upon The Punishment Of Death, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
       the Bad Man's restless walk, and haunt his bed--
       Fiends in your aspect, yet beneficent

2.01 - War., #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  16.: Let us endeavour to do our best: beware of the poisonous reptiles-that is to say, the Bad thoughts and aridities which are often permitted by God to assail and torment us so that we cannot repel them. Indeed, perchance we feel their sting! He allows this to teach us to be more on our guard in the future and to see whether we grieve much at offending Him. Therefore if you occasionally lapse into sin, do not lose heart and cease trying to advance, for God will draw good even out of our falls, like the merchant who sells theriac, who first takes poison, then the theriac, to prove the power of his elixir.13' This combat would suffice to teach us to amend our habits if we realized our failings in no other way, and would show us the injury we receive from a life of dissipation. Can any evil be greater than that we find at home? What peace can we hope to find elsewhere, if we have none within us? What friends or kindred can be so close and intimate as the powers of our soul, which, whether we will or no, must ever bear us company? These seem to wage war on us as if they knew the harm our vices had wrought them. 'Peace, peace be unto you,' my sisters, as our Lord said, and many a time proclaimed to His Apostles.14' Believe me, if we neither possess nor strive to obtain this peace at home, we shall never find it abroad.
  17.: By the blood which our Lord shed for us, I implore those who have not yet begun to enter into themselves, to stop this warfare: I beg those already started in the right path, not to let the combat turn them back from it. Let them reflect that a relapse is worse than a fall, and see what ruin it would bring. They should confide in God's mercy, trusting nothing in themselves; then they will see how His Majesty will lead them from one mansion to another, and will set them in a place where these wild beasts can no more touch or annoy them, but will be entirely at their mercy and merely objects of ridicule. Then, even in this life, they will enjoy a far greater happiness than they are able even to desire.

2.03 - On Medicine, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   (In between, a letter was read from a sadhak complaining about the Bad condition of his Sadhana and asking permission to come to Pondicherry.)
   Sri Aurobindo: Tell him that all the sadhaks get difficulties in Sadhana and periods of depression come to each one. That is no reason to run down here. Even those who are here get periods of depression. One should be able to go through such trials. Sadhana never moves in a straight line there are always ups and downs. It is not a work of days and months but of years. These periods come generally when something new is going to begin in Sadhana, some opening to a new plane, or some such thing.

2.03 - The Naturalness of Bhakti-Yoga and its Central Secret, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Those who with constant attention always worship You, and those who worship the Undifferentiated, the Absoluteof these who are the greater Yogis?Arjuna asked of Shri Krishna. The answer was: Those who concentrating their minds on Me worship Me with eternal constancy, and are endowed with the highest faiththey are My best worshippers, they are the greatest Yogis. Those that worship the Absolute, the Indescribable, the Undifferentiated, the Omnipresent, the Unthinkable, the All-comprehending, the Immovable, and the Eternal, by controlling the play of their organs and having the conviction of sameness in regard to all things, they also, being engaged in doing good to all beings, come to Me alone. But to those whose minds have been devoted to the unmanifested Absolute, the difficulty of the struggle along the way is much greater, for it is indeed with great difficulty that the path of the unmanifested Absolute is trodden by any embodied being. Those who, having offered up all their work unto Me, with entire reliance on Me, meditate on Me and worship Me without any attachment to anything else them, I soon lift up from the ocean of ever-recurring births and deaths, as their mind is wholly attached to Me. JnanaYoga and Bhakti-Yoga are both referred to here. Both may be said to have been defined in the above passage. JnanaYoga is grand; it is high philosophy; and almost every human being thinks, curiously enough, that he can surely do every thing required of him by philosophy; but it is really very difficult to live truly the life of philosophy. We are often apt to run into great dangers in trying to guide our life by philosophy. This world may be said to be divided between persons of demoniacal nature who think the care-taking of the body to be the be-all and the end-all of existence, and persons of godly nature who realise that the body is simply a means to an end, an instrument intended for the culture of the soul. The devil can and indeed does quote the scriptures for his own purpose ; and thus the way of knowle.dge appears to offer justification to. what the Bad man does. as much as it offers inducements to what the good man does.
  This is the great danger in Jnana-Yoga. But Bhakti-Yoga is natural, sweet, and gentle; the Bhakta does not take such high flights as the Jnana-Yogi, and, iherefore, he is. not apt to have such big falls. Until the bondages of the soul pass away, it cannot of course be free, whatever may be the nature of the path that the religious man takes. Here is a passage showing how, in the case of one of the blessed Gopis, the soul-binding chains of both merit and demerit were broken. The intense pleasure in meditating on God took away the binding effects of her good deeds. Then her intense misery of soul in not attaining unto Him washed off all her sinful propensities; and then she became free. (Vishnu-Purna).

2.06 - WITH VARIOUS DEVOTEES, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (to Vijay and the others): 'There are three classes of sdhus: good, mediocre, and bad. The good sdhu makes no effort to get his food. The dandis, among others, belong to the mediocre and bad classes. To get food the mediocre sdhu will knock at the door of a house and say, 'Namo Narayana'. the Bad sdhu starts a quarrel if he doesn't get his alms.
  "The good sdhu behaves like a python. He sits in one place and the food comes to him.

2.07 - BANKIM CHANDRA, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  BANKIM: "Who? The guru? He enjoys all the good mangoes himself and gives us the Bad ones!" (Laughter.)
  MASTER: "Why should that be so? The mother knows what food suits the stomachs of her different children. Can all of them digest pilau and Kalia? Suppose a fish has been procured. The mother doesn't give pilau and Kalia to all the children. For the weak child with a poor stomach she prepares simple soup. But does that mean she loves him the less?

2.07 - On Congress and Politics, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo: So, Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: "You may kill the Bad passions or evil tendencies but do not be sorry, really they are not going to be killed!" Who kills whom? Thus the whole thing is an allegory. But is it?
   9 APRIL 1924

2.07 - The Mother Relations with Others, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    You were having these bad suggestions (that I do not love you and that you want to go away), because you were disobeying me. But now that you have taken the resolution to act according to my will, the Bad suggestions will disappear.
    Nobody has told anything against you to me.

2.0 - THE ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  in some way or other all of us still have the Bad instincts, the
  Christian instincts, in our body,--the impartial eye for reality,
  all the Bad instincts of the Church; but it was _well paid for it
  all...._ Fancy the Church having waged its deadly war upon everything - Study, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What do you mean by process? It is not a process; the disappearance of the Bad feeling is the very natural result of concentrating the mind on study, which on the one hand provides it with a healthy activity, and on the other draws its attention away from this morbid contemplation of the little physical ego.
  3 December 1934

2.1.4 - The Lower Vital Being, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The condition [for the change of the lower vital] is that you must bring the sadhana into your physical consciousness and live for the sadhana and the Divine only. You must give up positively the Bad habits that still persist and never resume those that have ceased or been interrupted. Inner experiences are helpful to the mind and higher vital for change, but for the lower vital and the outer being a sadhana of self-discipline is indispensable. The external actions and the spirit in them must changeyour external thoughts and actions must be for the Divine only. There must be self-restraint, entire truthfulness, a constant thought of the Divine in all you do. This is the way for the change of the lower vital. By your constant self-dedication and self-discipline the Force will be brought down into the external being and the change made.
  At present you have to go back, but this can very well be done outside. When it is done, then you will be truly ready for the complete spiritual life.

22.07 - The Ashram, the World and The Individual[^4], #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Mother told us long ago that our Ashram is an epitome of India. It represents all that is good in India and also all that is bad - all the Bad qualities, her weaknesses, all that is crooked and false, dark and obscure. And the Ashram, being a concentrated centre of all that, represents them in a specially intense form.
   Now the pressure from above has come to change and for that purpose all the dark points, all that is to be changed and rejected, have been exposed. They have been exposed everywhere - in the Ashram and also outside the Ashram, in the country in general the same defects and weaknesses, the same wrong movements.

2.3.03 - The Mother's Presence, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is good that you have come out of the Bad condition. It is true that before the darshan or at that time attacks are apt to be violent - for the forces that oppose are very conscious and use their whole strength to spoil the darshan if they can. What has to be gained is the constant prominence of that part which is

23.11 - Observations III, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is much easier to counter the Bad will of the enemy than to butt the good will of the friends.
   But the Divine knows how to circumvent all and turn everything to His own use in whatever guise it may appear.

2.3.1 - Ego and Its Forms, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Pride is only one form of egothere are ten thousand others. Every action of man is full of ego the good ones as well as the Bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.
  To get the ego out of the human nature is not so simple as that. If one is free from ego, does nothing with reference to himself or for his own sake but only for the Divine and all his thoughts and feelings are for the Divine, then he is Jivanmukta and a Siddha Yogi.

2.3.2 - Desire, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  If to you X says that her suffering and ill-health are due to your behaviour, to Y she has said it is all due to the Bad room she has got! In fact it is due to her vital cherishing desires and getting disappointed because they are not fulfilled. If one cherishes desires, there is bound to be disappointment and suffering, especially if at the same time one does Yoga and takes up the spiritual life. For such desires, demand for vital affection and love from men and demand for physical comforts are not consistent with the spirit of Yoga in which one must turn ones heart to the Divine and be vitally pure and in physical things must be content with what one gets and equal-minded in all conditions. You were quite right in telling her that these outer demands should be given up altogether.

2.3.3 - Anger and Violence, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is your angers that have resulted in these pains. Get rid of the Bad temper and the stomach will be more at ease.

2.4.2 - Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, ones bad thoughts and good thoughts can have a bad or a good effect on others, though they have not always because they are not strong enough but still that is the tendency. It is therefore always said by those who have this knowledge that we should abstain from bad thoughts of others for this reason. It is true that both kinds of thought come equally to the mind in its ordinary state; but if the mind and mental will are well developed, one can establish a control over ones thoughts as well as over ones acts and prevent the Bad ones from having their play. But this mental control is not enough for the sadhak. He must attain to a quiet mind and in the silence of the mind receive only the Divine thought-forces or other divine Forces and be their field and instrument.
  To silence the mind it is not enough to throw back each thought as it comes, that can only be a subordinate movement. One must get back from all thought and be separate from it, a silent consciousness observing the thoughts if they come, but not oneself thinking or identified with the thoughts. Thoughts must be felt as outside things altogether. It is then easier to reject thoughts or let them pass without their disturbing the quietude of the mind.

29.04 - Mothers Playground, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Long ago, some twenty-five years ago, a well-known leader of India, a great educationist came and saw our playground activities and made the remark: "I have travelled all over India, visited various educational institutions, seen women doing gymnastics but it is the first time that I see here in the Ashram girls doing vaulting, especially on parallel bars, I have never seen it anywhere else." Of course, it goes without saying, circus-girls are different. In other words people used to consider vaulting as a specially masculine virtue and along with it many other physical games and exercises. Today it is being gradually found that this is a superstition and the judgment is wrong. The Wimbledon women champions will bear witness. The most important thing is that you have to change the attitude, you have to change consciousness. Of course, there are difficulties on the way, the force of habit, the force of atavism, all that means an extra dose of your consciousnes's or a new consciousness. What is done here and what is done elsewhere, in this respect of freedom being given to women and freedom being given to the younger generation, there is a difference. I will come to it. Mother was repeating so often: the freedom, the liberty you enjoy here is extraordinary, exceptional, there is almost no limit to your freedom. That is to say, it is dangerous, because the unlimited use of freedom means also misuse of freedom. But the Mother took the risk, for that is the only way towards a radical solution, not merely a half-way compromise. Only when you are free, when you are completely, absolutely free, you choose between the good and the Bad, and you choose the good of your own will, then the good has a real importance for you, for your consciousness and for your development. Otherwise when you accept and follow the good through compulsion, through fear or social decency or for your own sake in order to be good, through vanity - that is to say, in order to be good you observe certain rules, and you feel you are virtuous, you are dutiful, then it is not the true way, not the true attitude and consciousness. The true consciousness is that you do the right thing not because it is your duty to do it, not because it is worthy to do it and it is expected of you to do it, but because your nature impels you towards it. The flower blooms spontaneously without any sense of duty. It possesses no sense of duty because its nature is to do so, to be beautiful. Human being also could be like that, spontaneous and natural in its action and behaviour. When you do a great thing, you do not feel that you are doing something marvellous or that you are exercising or stretching your power. You do not do a thing because it is your duty to do it but because it is your nature to do so, you cannot but do it. I give an example here. You are students of English and English grammar. Now, tell me, what is the difference between these two statements? "I have to do the thing" and "I am to do the thing"... "I have to do the thing" means 'I am obliged to, I am compelled to, I cannot do otherwise.' "I am to do" means I am doing it, it is for me to do it, I will do it, that is to say it is my nature to do it.' Something of that kind is taught in the Gita - the ideal of kartavyam karma and niskma karma or one's Swadharma. Kartavya is usually translated as duty but it is not correct. Kartavya is one's Dharma or the spontaneous expression of one's nature, what one is to do, not what one has to do. Mother gave this infinite freedom to her children because that was the only way of creating a new nature and she showed also the difference between the right use of freedom and its wrong use. The wrong use is found in all the movements of freedom outside in the normal life, either in the student movement or the women's emancipation movement. Now when women are fighting for freedom for themselves they consider themselves as women fighting for freedom against men. "We are women, you are men, you enjoy privileges, rights, we are denied them, we want them, we claim them." In the youth movement also the young people say: all the powers the old people enjoy, positions and emoluments, that will not do, we want to share these also along with the old. Mother said, "No, it is not the right attitude." You must change your position, your point of view. Going out for a quarrel, for a fight means that you consider yourselves different beings, with different powers, capacities, constitutions etc., etc. First of all you must consider yourselves, all, both the parties, as human beings, not two different species. This is being acknowledged to some extent now-a-days but it is not sufficient, Mother says. If you are content to be human beings, just human beings, differences will arise again and again and not only differences but serious differences. Human nature is composed of these differences, and culture and civilisation meant nothing more than a reconciliation, a compromise among these differences. And the result has been that we have not gone very far for the solution. A deeper truth is to be found, a higher truth and a more powerful truth. We must rise to a new state, Mother spoke always of the truth - the truth of your soul. To the truth of your soul, in the truth of your soul you are neither man nor woman, neither young nor old - tvam kumra uta v kumri, tvam jrna... you are all that in appearance, for you are something more or something else.
   You are to take your stand on your soul, that was the lesson that the Mother was trying to impart in the playground education. So long as you are in the normal consciousness imbedded in your body-consciousness and view things from there, your life also will be built in the pattern created by the body-consciousness. Life in that pattern can proceed only through difference and distinction, contrast and contradiction, conflict and battle. So long as you stick to your habitual position it will be so; the remedy is a radical remedy; it is to reverse your position. You have to stand not on your legs but on your head, then you will find the way to march through not confrontation but co-operation, not through separation but union, not through difference but identity. So long as you are mere human beings this supreme soul-identity cannot come. You have to forget the differences... some one asked the Mother in one of the playground talks of the Mother: how is it possible for one to forget this fundamental difference that one is a man and another a woman. Mother answered: "How do you say so? Look here, when I talk to Tara, do you think I am always considering her as a woman and talking accordingly." And she could have added: "And when I answer you do you think I am speaking to a masculine person?" I may narrate here a little incident concerning me personally. It was with regard to the question of age. When someone informed Mother that they wanted to celebrate, perhaps it was my eightieth birthday, in a magnificent manner, a gala celebration, Mother roared out: "No, no, you are spoiling my work. All the while I was trying to make him forget his age and you are trying to insist on his age." Age also is a thing to be forgotten. The birthday-celebration is not for recording the progress in our age, how we are progressing year by year in our age, that is, how we are getting old - No, it is to note the progress made in the inner being and consciousness. Each birthday is to be a landmark of the forward march of your consciousness, not the greyness of your head. The touch of your soul will inspire you not merely to do the right inner movement, the enlightening of your consciousness but also it will inspire you to do the right physical movement, even lead you to the choice of the right kind of physical exercises and do them in the right manner. The lesson to learn then is to get back to your soul inside you, you will find there everything that is worth having: freedom, joy, harmony and even untold capacity.

3.02 - THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE NOOSPHERE, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  perhaps, and the Badly preserved cranium of Africanthropus
  from East Africa. This is not enough to enable us to work

3.05 - SAL, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [309] In our psychological language today we express ourselves more modestly: the journey through the planetary houses boils down to becoming conscious of the good and the Bad qualities in our character, and the apotheosis means no more than maximum consciousness, which amounts to maximal freedom of the will. This goal cannot be better represented than by the alchemical symbol of the
   (position of the sun at noon) in Zosimos.588 But at the zenith the descent begins. The mystic traveller goes back to the Nile mouth from which he started. He repeats, as it were, the descent of the soul which had led in the first place to the imprinting of the chirographum. He retraces his steps through the planetary houses until he comes back to the dark Saturn. This means that the soul, which was imprinted with a horoscopic character at the time of its descent into birth, conscious now of its godlikeness, beards the archons in their lairs and carries the light undisguised down into the darkness of the world.
  [330] Apart from its lunar wetness and its terrestrial nature, the most outstanding properties of salt are bitterness and wisdom. As in the double quaternio of the elements and qualities, earth and water have coldness in common, so bitterness and wisdom would form a pair of opposites with a third thing between. (See diagram on facing page.) The factor common to both, however incommensurable the two ideas may seem, is, psychologically, the function of feeling. Tears, sorrow, and disappointment are bitter, but wisdom is the comforter in all psychic suffering. Indeed, bitterness and wisdom form a pair of alternatives: where there is bitterness wisdom is lacking, and where wisdom is there can be no bitterness. Salt, as the carrier of this fateful alternative, is co-ordinated with the nature of woman. The masculine, solar nature in the right half of the quaternio knows neither coldness, nor a shadow, nor heaviness, melancholy, etc., because, so long as all goes well, it identifies as closely as possible with consciousness, and that as a rule is the idea which one has of oneself. In this idea the shadow is usually missing: first because nobody likes to admit to any inferiority, and second because logic forbids something white to be called black. A good man has good qualities, and only the Bad man has bad qualities. For reasons of prestige we pass over the shadow in complete silence. A famous example of masculine prejudice is Nietzsches Superman, who scorns compassion and fights against the Ugliest Man the ordinary man that everyone is. The shadow must not be seen, it must be denied, repressed, or twisted into something quite extraordinary. The sun is always shining and everything smiles back. There is no room for any prestige-diminishing weakness, so the sol niger is never seen. Only in solitary hours is its presence feared.
  [331] Things are different with Luna: every month she is darkened and extinguished; she cannot hide this from anybody, not even from herself. She knows that this same Luna is now bright and now dark but who has ever heard of a dark sun? We call this quality of Luna womans closeness to nature, and the fiery brilliance and hot air that plays round the surface of things we like to call the masculine mind.
  [343] The shadow exerts a dangerous fascination which can be countered only by another fascinosum. It cannot be got at by reason, even in the most rational person, but only by illumination, of a degree and kind that are equal to the darkness but are the exact opposite of enlightenment. For what we call rational is everything that seems fitting to the man in the street, and the question then arises whether this fitness may not in the end prove to be irrational in the Bad sense of the word. Sometimes, even with the best intentions this dilemma cannot be solved. This is the moment when the primitive trusts himself to a higher authority and to a decision beyond his comprehension. The civilized man in his closed-in environment functions in a fitting and appropriate manner, that is, rationally. But if, because of some apparently insoluble dilemma, he gets outside the confines of civilization, he becomes a primitive again; then he has irrational ideas and acts on hunches; then he no longer thinks but it thinks in him; then he needs magical practices in order to gain a feeling of security; then the latent autonomy of the unconscious becomes active and begins to manifest itself as it has always done in the past.
  [344] The good tidings announced by alchemy are that, as once a fountain sprang up in Judaea, so now there is a secret Judaea the way to which is not easily found, and a hidden spring whose waters seem so worthless685 and so bitter that they are deemed of no use at all. We know from numerous hints686 that mans inner life is the secret place where the aqua solvens et coagulans, the medicina catholica or panacea, the spark of the light of nature,687 are to be found. Our text shows us how much the alchemists put their art on the level of divine revelation and regarded it as at least an essential complement to the work of redemption. True, only a few of them were the elect who formed the golden chain linking earth to heaven, but still they were the fathers of natural science today. They were the unwitting instigators of the schism between faith and knowledge, and it was they who made the world conscious that the revelation was neither complete nor final. Since these things are so, says an ecclesiastic of the seventeenth century, it will suffice, after the light of faith, for human ingenuity to recognize, as it were, the refracted rays of the Divine majesty in the world and in created things.688 The refracted rays correspond to the certain luminosity which the alchemists said was inherent in the natural world.

3.12 - ON OLD AND NEW TABLETS, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Alongside the Bad conscience, all science has grown
  so far. Break, break, you lovers of knowledge, the old

3.16 - THE SEVEN SEALS OR THE YES AND AMEN SONG, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  to slip out of his cave for the second time because he cannot stand the Bad smell of the "higher men," is called
  back by his shadow, who has nowhere among men smelled

3.2.2 - Sleep, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  8 hours [of sleep] at night is all right, the additional 2 hours is probably necessitated by the Bad sleep you were having before. The body recoups itself in this way. That is why it is a mistake to take too little sleep the body gets strained and has to recoup itself by abnormal sleep afterwards.
  You must not try to avoid sleep at nightif you persist in doing that, the Bad results may not appear immediately, but the body will get strained and there will be a breakdown which may destroy what you have gained in your sadhana.
  If you want to remain conscious at night, train yourself to make your sleep consciousnot to eliminate sleep altogether, but to transform it.

3.2.3 - Dreams, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Your experience of the peace in the body was a very good one. As for the Bad dream, it was a hostile formation from the vital worlda suggestion in a dream form intended to upset you. These things should be dismissedyou should say in yourself It is falseno such thing can happen and throw it away as you would a wrong suggestion in the waking state.
  No; all dreams are not true. Even of those which have some truth in them, may have to be interpreted rightly before you can know what is true in them. There are others that are truethey are experiences that you have in other planes or worlds into which you go when you are asleep. As for the Bad dreams, you should not allow them to upset you, but reject them as untrue.

33.08 - I Tried Sannyas, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   NOT once, not twice, but thrice, - three times did I have the urge to take to the life of an ascetic, sannyasa.But whether it was the Bad luck of asceticism or out of my own good luck, I had to give up the idea .on all the three occasions, though each time it happened in a different way.
   This was how it came about the first time. I had just come out of jail. What was I to do next? Go back to the ordinary life, read as before in college, pass examinations, get a job? But all that was now out of the question. I prayed that such things be erased from the tablet of my fate, sirasi ma likha, ma likha, ma likha.But before I could come to any final decision as to the future, I had to do something at least to while away the time. So I gave my parents and relatives to understand that I would be continuing my studies and so be on the look-out for a suitable college - for any and every college would not dare to admit me, a live bomb-maker just out of prison.

3-5 Full Circle, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  "Ruth Benedict described the Bad societies as `Societies with low social synergy where the advantage of one individual becomes the victory over another, and the majority who are not victorious must shift as they can' ". Her type specimens were Chuckchee, Ojibwa, Dobu, and Kwakiutl. Her sighting apparatus had clearly been rebuilt in conformity to the Moral Law, which is a long step in the directiion of the Periodic Table.
  People, it seems, are endowed with moral ability in varying degrees, just as they are endowed with mathematical or linguistic ability. All the Great Religions, and above all the Christian, clearly display approaches to the Periodic Law. They are expressions of this moral sense in the terms of pre-Literate and Literate peoples, Period 5. With the emergence of Unified Science, the continuity of this moral ability's development in terms of Lower and High Industrial cultures, Periods 6 and 7, becomes clearly visible. The empirical sciences' three-century-long structural amorality, the detour which Arthur Koestler called "The Parting of the Ways", comes to an end as science comes Full Circle, merging C. P. Snow's Two Cultures and producing Walter Lippmann's long urged and hoped for Public Philosophy of Industrial civilization.

4.02 - The Psychology of the Child Archetype, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  sufferer is the Bad interpreter himself. Hence the "explanation"
  should always be such that the functional significance of the
  more natural (in the good sense as in the Bad), and more
  "moral" in that it keeps faith with law and tradition. The pro-

4.04 - Weaknesses, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  A part of my being has developed the Bad habit of feeling miserable after Pranam. It gets jealous of certain people.
  Dont you think I should have the strength to reject this obstacle?

4.07 - THE RELATION OF THE KING-SYMBOL TO CONSCIOUSNESS, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [500] This peculiar relationship between rotundity and the mother is explained by the fact that the mother, the unconscious, is the place where the symbol of wholeness appears. The fact that the rotundum is, as it were, contained in the anima and is prefigured by her lends her that extraordinary fascination which characterizes the Eternal Feminine in the good as well as the Bad sense. At a certain level, therefore, woman appears as the true carrier of the longed-for wholeness and redemption.
  [501] The starting-point of our explanation is that the king is essentially synonymous with the sun and that the sun represents the daylight of the psyche, consciousness, which as the faithful companion of the suns journey rises daily from the ocean of sleep and dream, and sinks into it again at evening. Just as in the round-dance of the planets, and in the star-strewn spaces of the sky, the sun journeys along as a solitary figure, like any other one of the planetary archons, so consciousness, which refers everything to its own ego as the centre of the universe, is only one among the archetypes of the unconscious, comparable to the King Helios of post-classical syncretism, whom we meet in Julian the Apostate, for instance. This is what the complex of consciousness would look like if it could be viewed from one of the other planets, as we view the sun from the earth. The subjective ego-personality, i.e., consciousness and its contents, is indeed seen in its various aspects by an unconscious observer, or rather by an observer placed in the outer space of the unconscious. That this is so is proved by dreams, in which the conscious personality, the ego of the dreamer, is seen from a standpoint that is toto coelo different from that of the conscious mind. Such a phenomenon could not occur at all unless there were in the unconscious other standpoints opposing or competing with ego-consciousness. These relationships are aptly expressed by the planet simile. The king represents ego-consciousness, the subject of all subjects, as an object. His fate in mythology portrays the rising and setting of this most glorious and most divine of all the phenomena of creation, without which the world would not exist as an object. For everything that is only is because it is directly or indirectly known, and moreover this known-ness is sometimes represented in a way which the subject himself does not know, just as if he were being observed from another planet, now with benevolent and now with sardonic gaze.

5 - The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairytales, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  which might just as easily have turned out for the Bad. The evil
  showed itself early and plainly in the boy's villainous character.

7.03 - Cheerfulness, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  NE AFTERNOON, in a large town in a rainy country, I saw seven or eight vehicles full of children. That morning, they had been taken into the country to play in the fields, but the Bad weather had made them return home early in the rain.
  And yet they were singing, laughing and waving merrily to the passers-by.

7.09 - Right Judgement, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  All good cabinet-makers know that there is no plank, however rotten, in which one cannot find some sound fibres. the Bad workman will throw away the plank in ignorance and contempt, but the good workman will take it up, remove what is wormeaten and carefully plane the rest. And out of the hardest knots in the wood, the artist can shape the most heart-stirring figures.
  * *

7.12 - The Giver, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   those around him, just as the Bad flute-player made the Brahmin suffer. Did you ever hear how that happened?
  One day a Brahmin was walking through the countryside when he was surprised to hear a voice coming from a pipal-tree.
  But you see how miserable we can be as a result of the Bad work, the Bad art, the Bad music of people around us.
  * *

7 - Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  question the Bad will itself, there is no such thing,
  essentially, fundamentally, it is pure illusion.
  imitation of the Bad will of vital beings which is a will
  clearly hostile to the created world, whose express inten-
  an unconscious will in them. the Bad will is really
  that will which does evil for the sake of doing evil, which

Apology, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  And now, Meletus, I will ask you another questionby Zeus I will: Which is better, to live among bad citizens, or among good ones? Answer, friend, I say; the question is one which may be easily answered. Do not the good do their neighbours good, and the Bad do them evil?

BOOK II. -- PART II. THE ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM OF THE WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  Names of Osiris," cxlii.) "He is the good and the Bad Principle; the Day, and the Night Sun, the God,
  and the mortal man." Thus far the Macrocosm and the Microcosm.

BOOK I. -- PART I. COSMIC EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  good and the Bad Serpent (the Astral Light of
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  6. The image is double, because it reflects the good as the Bad.
  7. Imago, body.
  6. Too uselessly apocalyptic. Why not say that the astral reflects the good as well as the Bad man;
  man, who is ever tending to the upper triangle, or else disappears with the Quaternary.

  early Christians -- besides the Ophite Gnostics -- had their dual Logos: the Good and the Bad Serpent,
  the Agathodaemon and the Kakodaemon. This is demonstrated by the writings of Marcus, Valentinus,

BOOK IV. - That empire was given to Rome not by the gods, but by the One True God, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Now, therefore, let us see how it is that they dare to ascribe the very great extent and duration of the Roman empire to those gods whom they contend that they worship honourably, even by the obsequies of vile games and the ministry of vile men: although I should like first to inquire for a little what reason, what prudence, there is in wishing to glory in the greatness and extent of the empire, when you cannot point out the happiness of men who are always rolling, with dark fear and cruel lust, in warlike slaughters and in blood, which, whether shed in civil or foreign war, is still human blood; so that their joy may be compared to glass in its fragile splendour, of which one is horribly afraid lest it should be suddenly broken in pieces. That this may be more easily discerned, let us not come to nought by being carried away with empty boasting, or blunt the edge of our attention by loud-sounding names of things, when we hear of peoples, kingdoms, provinces. But let us suppose a case of two men; for each individual man, like one letter in a language, is as it were the element of a city or kingdom, however far-spreading in its occupation of the earth. Of these two men let us suppose that one is poor, or rather of middling circumstances; the other very rich. But the rich man is anxious with fears, pining with discontent, burning with covetousness, never secure, always uneasy, panting from the perpetual strife of his enemies, adding to his patrimony indeed by these miseries to an immense degree, and by these additions also heaping up most bitter cares. But that other man of moderate wealth is contented with a small and compact estate, most dear to[Pg 139] his own family, enjoying the sweetest peace with his kindred neighbours and friends, in piety religious, benignant in mind, healthy in body, in life frugal, in manners chaste, in conscience secure. I know not whether any one can be such a fool, that he dare hesitate which to prefer. As, therefore, in the case of these two men, so in two families, in two nations, in two kingdoms, this test of tranquillity holds good; and if we apply it vigilantly and without prejudice, we shall quite easily see where the mere show of happiness dwells, and where real felicity. Wherefore if the true God is worshipped, and if He is served with genuine rites and true virtue, it is advantageous that good men should long reign both far and wide. Nor is this advantageous so much to themselves, as to those over whom they reign. For, so far as concerns themselves, their piety and probity, which are great gifts of God, suffice to give them true felicity, enabling them to live well the life that now is, and afterwards to receive that which is eternal. In this world, therefore, the dominion of good men is profitable, not so much for themselves as for human affairs. But the dominion of bad men is hurtful chiefly to themselves who rule, for they destroy their own souls by greater licence in wickedness; while those who are put under them in service are not hurt except by their own iniquity. For to the just all the evils imposed on them by unjust rulers are not the punishment of crime, but the test of virtue. Therefore the good man, although he is a slave, is free; but the Bad man, even if he reigns, is a slave, and that not of one man, but, what is far more grievous, of as many masters as he has vices; of which vices when the divine Scripture treats, it says, "For of whom any man is overcome, to the same he is also the bond-slave."[158]
  4. How like kingdoms without justice are to robberies.
  What shall we say, besides, of the idea that Felicity also is a goddess? She has received a temple; she has merited an altar; suitable rites of worship are paid to her. She alone, then, should be worshipped. For where she is present, what good thing can be absent? But what does a man wish, that he thinks Fortune also a goddess and worships her? Is felicity one thing, fortune another? Fortune, indeed, may be bad as well as good; but felicity, if it could be bad, would not be felicity. Certainly we ought to think all the gods of either sex (if they also have sex) are only good. This says Plato; this say other philosophers; this say all estimable rulers of the republic and the nations. How is it, then, that the goddess Fortune is sometimes good, sometimes bad? Is it perhaps the case that when she is bad she is not a goddess, but is suddenly changed into a malignant demon? How many Fortunes are there then? Just as many as there are men who are fortunate, that is, of good fortune. But since there must also be very many others who at the very same time are men of bad fortune, could she, being one and the same Fortune, be at the same time both bad and good the one to these, the other to those? She who is the goddess, is she always good? Then she herself is felicity. Why, then, are two names given her? Yet this is tolerable; for it is customary that one thing should be called by two names. But why different temples, different altars, different rituals? There is a reason, say they, because Felicity is she whom the good have by previous merit; but fortune, which is termed good without any trial of merit, befalls both good and bad men fortuitously, whence also she is named Fortune. How, therefore, is she good, who without any discernment comes both to the good and to the Bad? Why is she worshipped,[Pg 156] who is thus blind, running at random on any one whatever, so that for the most part she passes by her worshippers, and cleaves to those who despise her? Or if her worshippers profit somewhat, so that they are seen by her and loved, then she follows merit, and does not come fortuitously. What, then, becomes of that definition of fortune? What becomes of the opinion that she has received her very name from fortuitous events? For it profits one nothing to worship her if she is truly fortune. But if she distinguishes her worshippers, so that she may benefit them, she is not fortune. Or does Jupiter send her too, whither he pleases? Then let him alone be worshipped; because Fortune is not able to resist him when he commands her, and sends her where he pleases. Or, at least, let the Bad worship her, who do not choose to have merit by which the goddess Felicity might be invited.
  19. Concerning Fortuna Muliebris.[169]
  Therefore that God, the author and giver of felicity, because He alone is the true God, Himself gives earthly kingdoms both to good and bad. Neither does He do this rashly, and, as it were, fortuitously,because He is God, not fortune,but according to the order of things and times, which is hidden from us, but thoroughly known to Himself; which same order of times, however, He does not serve as subject to it, but Himself rules as lord and appoints as governor. Felicity He gives only to the good. Whether a man be a subject or a king makes no difference: he may equally either possess or not possess it. And it shall be full in that life where kings and subjects exist no longer. And therefore earthly kingdoms are given by Him both to the good and the Bad; lest His worshippers, still under the conduct of a very weak mind, should covet these gifts from Him as some great things. And this is the mystery of the Old Testament, in which the New was hidden, that there even earthly gifts are promised: those who were spiritual understanding even then, although not yet openly declaring, both the eternity which was symbolized by these earthly things, and in what gifts of God true felicity could be found.
  34. Concerning the kingdom of the Jews, which was founded by the one and true God, and preserved by Him as long as they remained in the true religion.

BOOK IX. - Of those who allege a distinction among demons, some being good and others evil, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  The definition which Apuleius gives of demons, and in which he of course includes all demons, is that they are in nature animals, in soul subject to passion, in mind reasonable, in body aerial, in duration eternal. Now in these five qualities he has named absolutely nothing which is proper to good men and not also to bad. For when Apuleius had spoken of the celestials first, and had then extended his description so as to include an account of those who dwell far below on the earth, that, after describing the two extremes of rational being, he might proceed to speak of the intermediate demons, he says, "Men, therefore, who are endowed with the faculty of reason and speech, whose soul is immortal and their members mortal, who have weak and anxious spirits, dull and corruptible bodies, dissimilar characters, similar ignorance, who are obstinate in their audacity, and persistent in their hope, whose labour is vain, and whose fortune is ever on the wane, their race immortal, themselves perishing, each generation replenished with creatures whose life is swift and their wisdom slow, their death sudden and their life a wail,these are the men who dwell on the earth."[341] In recounting so many qualities which belong to the large proportion of men, did he forget that which is the property of the few when he speaks of their wisdom being slow? If this had been omitted, this his description of the human race, so carefully elaborated, would have been defective. And when he commended the excellence of the gods, he affirmed that they excelled in that very blessedness to which he thinks men must attain by wisdom. And therefore, if he had wished us to believe that some of the demons[Pg 363] are good, he should have inserted in his description something by which we might see that they have, in common with the gods, some share of blessedness, or, in common with men, some wisdom. But, as it is, he has mentioned no good quality by which the good may be distinguished from the Bad. For although he refrained from giving a full account of their wickedness, through fear of offending, not themselves but their worshippers, for whom he was writing, yet he sufficiently indicated to discerning readers what opinion he had of them; for only in the one article of the eternity of their bodies does he assimilate them to the gods, all of whom, he asserts, are good and blessed, and absolutely free from what he himself calls the stormy passions of the demons; and as to the soul, he quite plainly affirms that they resemble men and not the gods, and that this resemblance lies not in the possession of wisdom, which even men can attain to, but in the perturbation of passions which sway the foolish and wicked, but is so ruled by the good and wise that they prefer not to admit rather than to conquer it. For if he had wished it to be understood that the demons resembled the gods in the eternity not of their bodies but of their souls, he would certainly have admitted men to share in this privilege, because, as a Platonist, he of course must hold that the human soul is eternal. Accordingly, when describing this race of living beings, he said that their souls were immortal, their members mortal. And, consequently, if men have not eternity in common with the gods because they have mortal bodies, demons have eternity in common with the gods because their bodies are immortal.
  9. Whether the intercession of the demons can secure for men the friendship of the celestial gods.

BOOK VIII. - Some account of the Socratic and Platonic philosophy, and a refutation of the doctrine of Apuleius that the demons should be worshipped as mediators between gods and men, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Therefore, although in many other important respects they differ from us, nevertheless with respect to this particular point of difference, which I have just stated, as it is one of great moment, and the question on hand concerns it, I will first ask them to what gods they think that sacred rites are to be performed,to the good or to the Bad, or to both the good and the Bad? But we have the opinion of Plato affirming that all the gods are good, and that there is not one of the gods bad. It follows, therefore, that these are to be performed to the good, for then they are performed to gods; for if they are not good, neither are they gods. Now, if this be the case (for what else ought we to believe concerning the gods?), certainly it explodes the opinion that the Bad gods are to be propitiated by sacred rites in order that they may not harm us, but the good gods are to be invoked in order that they may assist us. For there are no bad gods, and it is to the good that, as they say, the due honour of such rites is to be paid. Of what character, then, are those gods who love scenic displays, even demanding that a place be given them among divine things, and that they be exhibited in their honour? The power of these gods proves that they exist, but their liking such things proves that they are bad. For it is well known what Plato's opinion was concerning scenic plays. He thinks that the poets themselves, because they[Pg 325] have composed songs so unworthy of the majesty and goodness of the gods, ought to be banished from the state. Of what character, therefore, are those gods who contend with Plato himself about those scenic plays? He does not suffer the gods to be defamed by false crimes; the gods comm and those same crimes to be celebrated in their own honour.
  In fine, when they ordered these plays to be inaugurated, they not only demanded base things, but also did cruel things, taking from Titus Latinius his son, and sending a disease upon him because he had refused to obey them, which they removed when he had fulfilled their commands. Plato, however, bad though they were, did not think they were to be feared; but, holding to his opinion with the utmost firmness and constancy, does not hesitate to remove from a well-ordered state all the sacrilegious follies of the poets, with which these gods are delighted because they themselves are impure. But Labeo places this same Plato (as I have mentioned already in the second book[307]) among the demi-gods. Now Labeo thinks that the Bad deities are to be propitiated with bloody victims, and by fasts accompanied with the same, but the good deities with plays, and all other things which are associated with joyfulness. How comes it, then, that the demi-god Plato so persistently dares to take away those pleasures, because he deems them base, not from the demi-gods but from the gods, and these the good gods? And, moreover, those very gods themselves do certainly refute the opinion of Labeo, for they showed themselves in the case of Latinius to be not only wanton and sportive, but also cruel and terrible. Let the Platonists, therefore, explain these things to us, since, following the opinion of their master, they think that all the gods are good and honourable, and friendly to the virtues of the wise, holding it unlawful to think otherwise concerning any of the gods. We will explain it, say they. Let us then attentively listen to them.
    14. Of the opinion of those who have said that rational souls are of three kinds, to wit, those of the celestial gods, those of the aerial demons, and those of terrestrial men.

BOOK VII. - Of the select gods of the civil theology, and that eternal life is not obtained by worshipping them, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  What is the cause, therefore, which has driven so many select gods to these very small works, in which they are excelled by Vitumnus and Sentinus, though little known and[Pg 261] sunk in obscurity, inasmuch as they confer the munificent gifts of life and sensation? For the select Janus bestows an entrance, and, as it were, a door[247] for the seed; the select Saturn bestows the seed itself; the select Liber bestows on men the emission of the same seed; Libera, who is Ceres or Venus, confers the same on women; the select Juno confers (not alone, but together with Mena, the daughter of Jupiter) the menses, for the growth of that which has been conceived; and the obscure and ignoble Vitumnus confers life, whilst the obscure and ignoble Sentinus confers sensation;which two last things are as much more excellent than the others, as they themselves are excelled by reason and intellect. For as those things which reason and understand are preferable to those which, without intellect and reason, as in the case of cattle, live and feel; so also those things which have been endowed with life and sensation are deservedly preferred to those things which neither live nor feel. Therefore Vitumnus the life-giver,[248] and Sentinus the sense-giver,[249] ought to have been reckoned among the select gods, rather than Janus the admitter of seed, and Saturn the giver or sower of seed, and Liber and Libera the movers and liberators of seed; which seed is not worth a thought, unless it attain to life and sensation. Yet these select gifts are not given by select gods, but by certain unknown, and, considering their dignity, neglected gods. But if it be replied that Janus has dominion over all beginnings, and therefore the opening of the way for conception is not without reason assigned to him; and that Saturn has dominion over all seeds, and therefore the sowing of the seed whereby a human being is generated cannot be excluded from his operation; that Liber and Libera have power over the emission of all seeds, and therefore preside over those seeds which pertain to the procreation of men; that Juno presides over all purgations and births, and therefore she has also charge of the purgations of women and the births of human beings;if they give this reply, let them find an answer to the question concerning Vitumnus and Sentinus, whether they are willing that these likewise should have dominion over all things which live and feel. If they grant this, let them[Pg 262] observe in how sublime a position they are about to place them. For to spring from seeds is in the earth and of the earth, but to live and feel are supposed to be properties even of the sidereal gods. But if they say that only such things as come to life in flesh, and are supported by senses, are assigned to Sentinus, why does not that God who made all things live and feel, bestow on flesh also life and sensation, in the universality of His operation conferring also on ftuses this gift? And what, then, is the use of Vitumnus and Sentinus? But if these, as it were, extreme and lowest things have been committed by Him who presides universally over life and sense to these gods as to servants, are these select gods then so destitute of servants, that they could not find any to whom even they might commit those things, but with all their dignity, for which they are, it seems, deemed worthy to be selected, were compelled to perform their work along with ignoble ones? Juno is select queen of the gods, and the sister and wife of Jupiter; nevertheless she is Iterduca, the conductor, to boys, and performs this work along with a most ignoble pair the goddesses Abeona and Adeona. There they have also placed the goddess Mena, who gives to boys a good mind, and she is not placed among the select gods; as if anything greater could be bestowed on a man than a good mind. But Juno is placed among the select because she is Iterduca and Domiduca (she who conducts one on a journey, and who conducts him home again); as if it is of any advantage for one to make a journey, and to be conducted home again, if his mind is not good. And yet the goddess who bestows that gift has not been placed by the selectors among the select gods, though she ought indeed to have been preferred even to Minerva, to whom, in this minute distribution of work, they have allotted the memory of boys. For who will doubt that it is a far better thing to have a good mind, than ever so great a memory? For no one is bad who has a good mind;[250] but some who are very bad are possessed of an admirable memory, and are so much the worse, the less they are able to forget the Bad things which they think. And yet Minerva is among the select gods, whilst the goddess Mena is hidden by a worthless[Pg 263] crowd. What shall I say concerning Virtus? What concerning Felicitas?concerning whom I have already spoken much in the fourth book,[251] to whom, though they held them to be goddesses, they have not thought fit to assign a place among the select gods, among whom they have given a place to Mars and Orcus, the one the causer of death, the other the receiver of the dead.
  Since, therefore, we see that even the select gods themselves work together with the others, like a senate with the people, in all those minute works which have been minutely portioned out among many gods; and since we find that far greater and better things are administered by certain gods who have not been reckoned worthy to be selected than by those who are called select, it remains that we suppose that they were called select and chief, not on account of their holding more exalted offices in the world, but because it happened to them to become better known to the people. And even Varro himself says, that in that way obscurity had fallen to the lot of some father gods and mother goddesses,[252] as it falls to the lot of men. If, therefore, Felicity ought not perhaps to have been put among the select gods, because they did not attain to that noble position by merit, but by chance, Fortune at least should have been placed among them, or rather before them; for they say that that goddess distributes to every one the gifts she receives, not according to any rational arrangement, but according as chance may determine. She ought to have held the uppermost place among the select gods, for among them chiefly it is that she shows what power she has. For we see that they have been selected not on account of some eminent virtue or rational happiness, but by that random power of Fortune which the worshippers of these gods think that she exerts. For that most eloquent man Sallust also may perhaps have the gods themselves in view when he says: "But, in truth, fortune rules in everything; it renders all things famous or obscure, according to caprice rather than according to truth."[253] For they cannot[Pg 264] discover a reason why Venus should have been made famous, whilst Virtus has been made obscure, when the divinity of both of them has been solemnly recognised by them, and their merits are not to be compared. Again, if she has deserved a noble position on account of the fact that she is much sought after for there are more who seek after Venus than after Virtuswhy has Minerva been celebrated whilst Pecunia has been left in obscurity, although throughout the whole human race avarice allures a far greater number than skill? And even among those who are skilled in the arts, you will rarely find a man who does not practise his own art for the purpose of pecuniary gain; and that for the sake of which anything is made, is always valued more than that which is made for the sake of something else. If, then, this selection of gods has been made by the judgment of the foolish multitude, why has not the goddess Pecunia been preferred to Minerva, since there are many artificers for the sake of money? But if this distinction has been made by the few wise, why has Virtus been preferred to Venus, when reason by far prefers the former? At all events, as I have already said, Fortune herselfwho, according to those who attribute most influence to her, renders all things famous or obscure according to caprice rather than according to the truthsince she has been able to exercise so much power even over the gods, as, according to her capricious judgment, to render those of them famous whom she would, and those obscure whom she would; Fortune herself ought to occupy the place of pre-eminence among the select gods, since over them also she has such pre-eminent power. Or must we suppose that the reason why she is not among the select is simply this, that even Fortune herself has had an adverse fortune? She was adverse, then, to herself, since, whilst ennobling others, she herself has remained obscure.

BOOK V. - Of fate, freewill, and God's prescience, and of the source of the virtues of the ancient Romans, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  These arts they exercised with the more skill the less they gave themselves up to pleasures, and to enervation of body and mind in coveting and amassing riches, and through these corrupting morals, by extorting them from the miserable citizens and lavishing them on base stage-players. Hence these men of base character, who abounded when Sallust wrote and Virgil sang these things, did not seek after honours[Pg 201] and glory by these arts, but by treachery and deceit. Wherefore the same says, "But at first it was rather ambition than avarice that stirred the minds of men, which vice, however, is nearer to virtue. For glory, honour, and power are desired alike by the good man and by the ignoble; but the former," he says, "strives onward to them by the true way, whilst the other, knowing nothing of the good arts, seeks them by fraud and deceit."[198] And what is meant by seeking the attainment of glory, honour, and power by good arts, is to seek them by virtue, and not by deceitful intrigue; for the good and the ignoble man alike desire these things, but the good man strives to overtake them by the true way. The way is virtue, along which he presses as to the goal of possessionnamely, to glory, honour, and power. Now that this was a sentiment engrained in the Roman mind, is indicated even by the temples of their gods; for they built in very close proximity the temples of Virtue and Honour, worshipping as gods the gifts of God. Hence we can understand what they who were good thought to be the end of virtue, and to what they ultimately referred it, namely, to honour; for, as to the Bad, they had no virtue though they desired honour, and strove to possess it by fraud and deceit. Praise of a higher kind is bestowed upon Cato, for he says of him, "The less he sought glory, the more it followed him."[199] We say praise of a higher kind; for the glory with the desire of which the Romans burned is the judgment of men thinking well of men. And therefore virtue is better, which is content with no human judgment save that of one's own conscience. Whence the apostle says, "For this is our glory, the testimony of our conscience."[200] And in another place he says, "But let every one prove his own work, and then he shall have glory in himself, and not in another."[201] That glory, honour, and power, therefore, which they desired for themselves, and to which the good sought to attain by good arts, should not be sought after by virtue, but virtue by them. For there is no true virtue except that which is directed towards that end in which is the highest and ultimate good[Pg 202] of man. Wherefore even the honours which Cato sought he ought not to have sought, but the state ought to have conferred them on him unsolicited, on account of his virtues.
  But, of the two great Romans of that time, Cato was he whose virtue was by far the nearest to the true idea of virtue. Wherefore, let us refer to the opinion of Cato himself, to discover what was the judgment he had formed concerning the condition of the state both then and in former times. "I do not think," he says, "that it was by arms that our ancestors made the republic great from being small. Had that been the case, the republic of our day would have been by far more flourishing than that of their times, for the number of our allies and citizens is far greater; and, besides, we possess a far greater abundance of armour and of horses than they did. But it was other things than these that made them great, and we have none of them: industry at home, just government without, a mind free in deliberation, addicted neither to crime nor to lust. Instead of these, we have luxury and avarice, poverty in the state, opulence among citizens; we laud riches, we follow laziness; there is no difference made between the good and the Bad; all the rewards of virtue are got possession of by intrigue. And no wonder, when every individual consults only for his own good, when ye are the slaves of pleasure at home, and, in public affairs, of money and favour, no wonder that an onslaught is made upon the unprotected republic."[202]
  He who hears these words of Cato or of Sallust probably thinks that such praise bestowed on the ancient Romans was applicable to all of them, or, at least, to very many of them. It is not so; otherwise the things which Cato himself writes, and which I have quoted in the second book of this work, would not be true. In that passage he says, that even from the very beginning of the state wrongs were committed by the more powerful, which led to the separation of the people from the fathers, besides which there were other internal dissensions; and the only time at which there existed a just and moderate administration was after the banishment of the kings, and that no longer than whilst they had cause to be afraid of Tarquin, and were carrying on the grievous war which had[Pg 203] been undertaken on his account against Etruria; but afterwards the fathers oppressed the people as slaves, flogged them as the kings had done, drove them from their land, and, to the exclusion of all others, held the government in their own hands alone. And to these discords, whilst the fathers were wishing to rule, and the people were unwilling to serve, the second Punic war put an end; for again great fear began to press upon their disquieted minds, holding them back from those distractions by another and greater anxiety, and bringing them back to civil concord. But the great things which were then achieved were accomplished through the administration of a few men, who were good in their own way. And by the wisdom and forethought of these few good men, which first enabled the republic to endure these evils and mitigated them, it waxed greater and greater. And this the same historian affirms, when he says that, reading and hearing of the many illustrious achievements of the Roman people in peace and in war, by land and by sea, he wished to understand what it was by which these great things were specially sustained. For he knew that very often the Romans had with a small company contended with great legions of the enemy; and he knew also that with small resources they had carried on wars with opulent kings. And he says that, after having given the matter much consideration, it seemed evident to him that the pre-eminent virtue of a few citizens had achieved the whole, and that that explained how poverty overcame wealth, and small numbers great multitudes. But, he adds, after that the state had been corrupted by luxury and indolence, again the republic, by its own greatness, was able to bear the vices of its magistrates and generals. Wherefore even the praises of Cato are only applicable to a few; for only a few were possessed of that virtue which leads men to pursue after glory, honour, and power by the true way,that is, by virtue itself. This industry at home, of which Cato speaks, was the consequence of a desire to enrich the public treasury, even though the result should be poverty at home; and therefore, when he speaks of the evil arising out of the corruption of morals, he reverses the expression, and says, "Poverty in the state, riches at home."

BOOK XIII. - That death is penal, and had its origin in Adam's sin, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  For God, the author of natures, not of vices, created man upright; but man, being of his own will corrupted, and justly condemned, begot corrupted and condemned children. For we all were in that one man, since we all were that one man who fell into sin by the woman who was made from him before the sin. For not yet was the particular form created and distributed to us, in which we as individuals were to live, but already the seminal nature was there from which[Pg 535] we were to be propagated; and this being vitiated by sin, and bound by the chain of death, and justly condemned, man could not be born of man in any other state. And thus, from the Bad use of free will, there originated the whole train of evil, which, with its concatenation of miseries, convoys the human race from its depraved origin, as from a corrupt root, on to the destruction of the second death, which has no end, those only being excepted who are freed by the grace of God.
  15. That Adam in his sin forsook God ere God forsook him, and that his falling away from God was the first death of the soul.

BOOK XII. - Of the creation of angels and men, and of the origin of evil, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Thus the true cause of the blessedness of the good angels is found to be this, that they cleave to Him who supremely is. And if we ask the cause of the misery of the Bad, it occurs to us, and not unreasonably, that they are miserable because they have forsaken Him who supremely is, and have turned to themselves who have no such essence. And this vice, what else is it called than pride? For "pride is the beginning of sin."[525] They were unwilling, then, to preserve their strength for God; and as adherence to God was the condition of their enjoying an ampler being, they diminished it by preferring themselves to Him. This was the first defect, and the first impoverishment, and the first flaw of their nature, which was created, not indeed supremely existent, but finding its blessedness in the enjoyment of the Supreme Being; whilst by abandoning Him it should become, not indeed no nature at all, but a nature with a less ample existence, and therefore wretched.
  If the further question be asked, What was the efficient cause of their evil will? there is none. For what is it which makes the will bad, when it is the will itself which makes the action bad? And consequently the Bad will is the cause of the Bad action, but nothing is the efficient cause of the Bad will. For if anything is the cause, this thing either has or has not a will. If it has, the will is either good or bad. If good, who is so left to himself as to say that a good will[Pg 488] makes a will bad? For in this case a good will would be the cause of sin; a most absurd supposition. On the other hand, if this hypothetical thing has a bad will, I wish to know what made it so; and that we may not go on for ever, I ask at once, what made the first evil will bad? For that is not the first which was itself corrupted by an evil will, but that is the first which was made evil by no other will. For if it were preceded by that which made it evil, that will was first which made the other evil. But if it is replied, "Nothing made it evil; it always was evil," I ask if it has been existing in some nature. For if not, then it did not exist at all; and if it did exist in some nature, then it vitiated and corrupted it, and injured it, and consequently deprived it of good. And therefore the evil will could not exist in an evil nature, but in a nature at once good and mutable, which this vice could injure. For if it did no injury, it was no vice; and consequently the will in which it was, could not be called evil. But if it did injury, it did it by taking away or diminishing good. And therefore there could not be from eternity, as was suggested, an evil will in that thing in which there had been previously a natural good, which the evil will was able to diminish by corrupting it. If, then, it was not from eternity, who, I ask, made it? The only thing that can be suggested in reply is, that something which itself had no will, made the will evil. I ask, then, whether this thing was superior, inferior, or equal to it? If superior, then it is better. How, then, has it no will, and not rather a good will? The same reasoning applies if it was equal; for so long as two things have equally a good will, the one cannot produce in the other an evil will. Then remains the supposition that that which corrupted the will of the angelic nature which first sinned, was itself an inferior thing without a will. But that thing, be it of the lowest and most earthly kind, is certainly itself good, since it is a nature and being, with a form and rank of its own in its own kind and order. How, then, can a good thing be the efficient cause of an evil will? How, I say, can good be the cause of evil? For when the will abandons what is above itself, and turns to what is lower, it becomes evilnot because that is evil to which it turns, but because the[Pg 489] turning itself is wicked. Therefore it is not an inferior thing which has made the will evil, but it is itself which has become so by wickedly and inordinately desiring an inferior thing. For if two men, alike in physical and moral constitution, see the same corporal beauty, and one of them is excited by the sight to desire an illicit enjoyment, while the other stedfastly maintains a modest restraint of his will, what do we suppose brings it about, that there is an evil will in the one and not in the other? What produces it in the man in whom it exists? Not the bodily beauty, for that was presented equally to the gaze of both, and yet did not produce in both an evil will. Did the flesh of the one cause the desire as he looked? But why did not the flesh of the other? Or was it the disposition? But why not the disposition of both? For we are supposing that both were of a like temperament of body and soul. Must we, then, say that the one was tempted by a secret suggestion of the evil spirit? As if it was not by his own will that he consented to this suggestion and to any inducement whatever! This consent, then, this evil will which he presented to the evil suasive influence,what was the cause of it, we ask? For, not to delay on such a difficulty as this, if both are tempted equally, and one yields and consents to the temptation, while the other remains unmoved by it, what other account can we give of the matter than this, that the one is willing, the other unwilling, to fall away from chastity? And what causes this but their own wills, in cases at least such as we are supposing, where the temperament is identical? The same beauty was equally obvious to the eyes of both; the same secret temptation pressed on both with equal violence. However minutely we examine the case, therefore, we can discern nothing which caused the will of the one to be evil. For if we say that the man himself made his will evil, what was the man himself before his will was evil but a good nature created by God, the unchangeable good? Here are two men who, before the temptation, were alike in body and soul, and of whom one yielded to the tempter who persuaded him, while the other could not be persuaded to desire that lovely body which was equally before the eyes of both. Shall we say of the successfully tempted man that he[Pg 490] corrupted his own will, since he was certainly good before his will became bad? Then, why did he do so? Was it because his will was a nature, or because it was made of nothing? We shall find that the latter is the case. For if a nature is the cause of an evil will, what else can we say than that evil arises from good, or that good is the cause of evil? And how can it come to pass that a nature, good though mutable, should produce any evil that is to say, should make the will itself wicked?
  7. That we ought not to expect to find any efficient cause of the evil will.

BOOK XIV. - Of the punishment and results of mans first sin, and of the propagation of man without lust, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  But because God foresaw all things, and was therefore not ignorant that man also would fall, we ought to consider this holy city in connection with what God foresaw and ordained, and not according to our own ideas, which do not embrace God's ordination. For man, by his sin, could not disturb the divine counsel, nor compel God to change what He had decreed; for God's foreknowledge had anticipated both,that is to say, both how evil the man whom He had created good should become, and what good He Himself should even thus derive from him. For though God is said to change His determinations (so that in a tropical sense the Holy Scripture says even that God repented[86]), this is said with reference to man's expectation, or the order of natural causes, and not with reference to that which the Almighty had foreknown that He would do. Accordingly God, as it is written, made man upright,[87] and consequently with a good will. For if he had not had a good will, he could not have been upright. The good will, then, is the work of God; for God created him with it. But the first evil will, which preceded all man's evil acts, was rather a kind of falling away from the work of God to its own works than any positive work. And therefore the acts resulting were evil, not having God, but the will itself for their end; so that the will or the man himself, so far as his will is bad, was as it were the evil tree bringing forth evil fruit. Moreover, the Bad will, though it be not in harmony with, but opposed to nature, inasmuch as it is a vice or blemish, yet it is true of it as of all vice, that it cannot exist except in a nature, and only in a nature created out of nothing, and not in that which the Creator has begotten of Himself, as He begot the Word, by whom all things were made. For though God formed man of the dust of the earth, yet the earth itself, and every earthly material, is absolutely created out of nothing; and man's soul, too, God created out[Pg 23] of nothing, and joined to the body, when He made man. But evils are so thoroughly overcome by good, that though they are permitted to exist, for the sake of demonstrating how the most righteous foresight of God can make a good use even of them, yet good can exist without evil, as in the true and supreme God Himself, and as in every invisible and visible celestial creature that exists above this murky atmosphere; but evil cannot exist without good, because the natures in which evil exists, in so far as they are natures, are good. And evil is removed, not by removing any nature, or part of a nature, which had been introduced by the evil, but by healing and correcting that which had been vitiated and depraved. The will, therefore, is then truly free, when it is not the slave of vices and sins. Such was it given us by God; and this being lost by its own fault, can only be restored by Him who was able at first to give it. And therefore the truth says, "If the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed;"[88] which is equivalent to saying, If the Son shall save you, ye shall be saved indeed. For He is our Liberator, inasmuch as He is our Saviour.
  Man then lived with God for his rule in a paradise at once physical and spiritual. For neither was it a paradise only physical for the advantage of the body, and not also spiritual for the advantage of the mind; nor was it only spiritual to afford enjoyment to man by his internal sensations, and not also physical to afford him enjoyment through his external senses. But obviously it was both for both ends. But after that proud and therefore envious angel (of whose fall I have said as much as I was able in the eleventh and twelfth books of this work, as well as that of his fellows, who, from being God's angels, became his angels), preferring to rule with a kind of pomp of empire rather than to be another's subject, fell from the spiritual Paradise, and essaying to insinuate his persuasive guile into the mind of man, whose unfallen condition provoked him to envy now that himself was fallen, he chose the serpent as his mouthpiece in that bodily Paradise in which it and all the other earthly animals were living with those two human beings, the man and his wife, subject to[Pg 24] them, and harmless; and he chose the serpent because, being slippery, and moving in tortuous windings, it was suitable for his purpose. And this animal being subdued to his wicked ends by the presence and superior force of his angelic nature, he abused as his instrument, and first tried his deceit upon the woman, making his assault upon the weaker part of that human alliance, that he might gradually gain the whole, and not supposing that the man would readily give ear to him, or be deceived, but that he might yield to the error of the woman. For as Aaron was not induced to agree with the people when they blindly wished him to make an idol, and yet yielded to constraint; and as it is not credible that Solomon was so blind as to suppose that idols should be worshipped, but was drawn over to such sacrilege by the blandishments of women; so we cannot believe that Adam was deceived, and supposed the devil's word to be truth, and therefore transgressed God's law, but that he by the drawings of kindred yielded to the woman, the husb and to the wife, the one human being to the only other human being. For not without significance did the apostle say, "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression;"[89] but he speaks thus, because the woman accepted as true what the serpent told her, but the man could not bear to be severed from his only companion, even though this involved a partnership in sin. He was not on this account less culpable, but sinned with his eyes open. And so the apostle does not say, "He did not sin," but "He was not deceived." For he shows that he sinned when he says, "By one man sin entered into the world,"[90] and immediately after more distinctly, "In the likeness of Adam's transgression." But he meant that those are deceived who do not judge that which they do to be sin; but he knew. Otherwise how were it true "Adam was not deceived?" But having as yet no experience of the divine severity, he was possibly deceived in so far as he thought his sin venial. And consequently he was not deceived as the woman was deceived, but he was deceived as to the judgment which would be passed on his apology: "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me, and I did[Pg 25] eat."[91] What need of saying more? Although they were not both deceived by credulity, yet both were entangled in the snares of the devil, and taken by sin.
  In Paradise, then, man lived as he desired so long as he desired what God had commanded. He lived in the enjoyment of God, and was good by God's goodness; he lived without any want, and had it in his power so to live eternally. He had food that he might not hunger, drink that he might not thirst, the tree of life that old age might not waste him. There was in his body no corruption, nor seed of corruption, which could produce in him any unpleasant sensation. He feared no inward disease, no outward accident. Soundest health blessed his body, absolute tranquillity his soul. As in Paradise there was no excessive heat or cold, so its inhabitants were exempt from the vicissitudes of fear and desire. No sadness of any kind was there, nor any foolish joy; true gladness ceaselessly flowed from the presence of God, who was loved "out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned."[123] The honest love of husb and and wife made a sure harmony between them. Body and spirit worked harmoniously together, and the commandment was kept without labour. No[Pg 45] languor made their leisure wearisome; no sleepiness interrupted their desire to labour.[124] In tanta facilitate rerum et felicitate hominum, absit ut suspicemur, non potuisse prolem seri sine libidinis morbo: sed eo voluntatis nutu moverentur illa membra quo ctera, et sine ardoris illecebroso stimulo cum tranquillitate animi et corporis nulla corruptione integritatis infunderetur gremio maritus uxoris. Neque enim quia experientia probari non potest, ideo credendum non est; quando illas corporis partes non ageret turbidus calor, sed spontanea potestas, sicut opus esset, adhiberet; ita tunc potuisse utero conjugis salva integritate feminei genitalis virile semen immitti, sicut nunc potest eadem integritate salva ex utero virginis fluxus menstrui cruoris emitti. Eadem quippe via posset illud injici, qua hoc potest ejici. Ut enim ad pariendum non doloris gemitus, sed maturitatis impulsus feminea viscera relaxaret: sic ad ftandum et concipiendum non libidinis appetitus, sed voluntarius usus naturam utramque conjungeret. We speak of things which are now shameful, and although we try, as well as we are able, to conceive them as they were before they became shameful, yet necessity compels us rather to limit our discussion to the bounds set by modesty than to extend it as our moderate faculty of discourse might suggest. For since that which I have been speaking of was not experienced even by those who might have experienced it,I mean our first parents (for sin and its merited banishment from Paradise anticipated this passionless generation on their part),when sexual intercourse is spoken of now, it suggests to men's thoughts not such a placid obedience to the will as is conceivable in our first parents, but such violent acting of lust as they themselves have experienced. And therefore modesty shuts my mouth, although my mind conceives the matter clearly. But Almighty God, the supreme and supremely good Creator of all natures, who aids and rewards good wills, while He abandons and condemns the Bad, and rules both, was not destitute of a plan by which He might people His city with the fixed number of citizens which His wisdom had foreordained even out of the condemned[Pg 46] human race, discriminating them not now by merits, since the whole mass was condemned as if in a vitiated root, but by grace, and showing, not only in the case of the redeemed, but also in those who were not delivered, how much grace He has bestowed upon them. For every one acknowledges that he has been rescued from evil, not by deserved, but by gratuitous goodness, when he is singled out from the company of those with whom he might justly have borne a common punishment, and is allowed to go scathless. Why, then, should God not have created those whom He foresaw would sin, since He was able to show in and by them both what their guilt merited, and what His grace bestowed, and since, under His creating and disposing hand, even the perverse disorder of the wicked could not pervert the right order of things?
  27. Of the angels and men who sinned, and that their wickedness did not disturb the order of God's providence.

BOOK XVIII. - A parallel history of the earthly and heavenly cities from the time of Abraham to the end of the world, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  In his prayer, with a song, to whom but the Lord Christ does he say, "O Lord, I have heard Thy hearing, and was afraid: O Lord, I have considered Thy works, and was greatly afraid?"[534] What is this but the inexpressible admiration of the foreknown, new, and sudden salvation of men? "In the midst of two living creatures thou shalt be recognised." What is this but either between the two testaments, or between the[Pg 253] two thieves, or between Moses and Elias talking with Him on the mount? "While the years draw nigh, Thou wilt be recognised; at the coming of the time Thou wilt be shown," does not even need exposition. "While my soul shall be troubled at Him, in wrath Thou wilt be mindful of mercy." What is this but that He puts Himself for the Jews, of whose nation He was, who were troubled with great anger and crucified Christ, when He, mindful of mercy, said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do?"[535] "God shall come from Teman, and the Holy One from the shady and close mountain."[536] What is said here, "He shall come from Teman," some interpret "from the south," or "from the south-west," by which is signified the noonday, that is, the fervour of charity and the splendour of truth. "The shady and close mountain" might be understood in many ways, yet I prefer to take it as meaning the depth of the divine Scriptures, in which Christ is prophesied: for in the Scriptures there are many things shady and close which exercise the mind of the reader; and Christ comes thence when he who has understanding finds Him there. "His power covereth up the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise." What is this but what is also said in the psalm, "Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; and Thy glory above all the earth?"[537] "His splendour shall be as the light." What is it but that the fame of Him shall illuminate believers? "Horns are in His hands." What is this but the trophy of the cross? "And He hath placed the firm charity of His strength"[538] needs no exposition. "Before His face shall go the word, and it shall go forth into the field after His feet." What is this but that He should both be announced before His coming hither and after His return hence? "He stood, and the earth was moved." What is this but that "He stood" for succour, "and the earth was moved" to believe? "He regarded, and the nations melted;" that is, He had compassion, and made the people penitent. "The mountains are broken with violence;" that is, through the power of those who work miracles the pride of the haughty is broken. "The everlasting hills flowed down;"[Pg 254] that is, they are humbled in time that they may be lifted up for eternity. "I saw His goings [made] eternal for His labours;" that is, I beheld His labour of love not left without the reward of eternity. "The tents of Ethiopia shall be greatly afraid, and the tents of the land of Midian;" that is, even those nations which are not under the Roman authority, being suddenly terrified by the news of Thy wonderful works, shall become a Christian people. "Wert Thou angry at the rivers, O Lord? or was Thy fury against the rivers? or was Thy rage against the sea?" This is said because He does not now come to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.[539] "For Thou shalt mount upon Thy horses, and Thy riding shall be salvation;" that is, Thine evangelists shall carry Thee, for they are guided by Thee, and Thy gospel is salvation to them that believe in Thee. "Bending, Thou wilt bend Thy bow against the sceptres, saith the Lord;" that is, Thou wilt threaten even the kings of the earth with Thy judgment. "The earth shall be cleft with rivers;" that is, by the sermons of those who preach Thee flowing in upon them, men's hearts shall be opened to make confession, to whom it is said, "Rend your hearts and not your garments."[540] What does "The people shall see Thee and grieve" mean, but that in mourning they shall be blessed?[541] What is "Scattering the waters in marching," but that by walking in those who everywhere proclaim Thee, Thou wilt scatter hither and thither the streams of Thy doctrine? What is "The abyss uttered its voice?" Is it not that the depth of the human heart expressed what it perceived? The words, "The depth of its phantasy," are an explanation of the previous verse, for the depth is the abyss; and "Uttered its voice" is to be understood before them, that is, as we have said, it expressed what it perceived. Now the phantasy is the vision, which it did not hold or conceal, but poured forth in confession. "The sun was raised up, and the moon stood still in her course;" that is, Christ ascended into heaven, and the Church was established under her King. "Thy darts shall go in the light;" that is, Thy words shall not be sent in secret, but openly. For He had said to His own disciples, "What I tell[Pg 255] you in darkness, that speak ye in the light."[542] "By threatening thou shalt diminish the earth;" that is, by that threatening Thou shalt humble men. "And in fury Thou shalt cast down the nations;" for in punishing those who exalt themselves Thou dashest them one against another. "Thou wentest forth for the salvation of Thy people, that Thou mightest save Thy Christ; Thou hast sent death on the heads of the wicked." None of these words require exposition. "Thou hast lifted up the bonds, even to the neck." This may be understood even of the good bonds of wisdom, that the feet may be put into its fetters, and the neck into its collar. "Thou hast struck off in amazement of mind the bonds" must be understood for, He lifts up the good and strikes off the Bad, about which it is said to Him, "Thou hast broken asunder my bonds,"[543] and that "in amazement of mind," that is, wonderfully. "The heads of the mighty shall be moved in it;" to wit, in that wonder. "They shall open their teeth like a poor man eating secretly." For some of the mighty among the Jews shall come to the Lord, admiring His works and words, and shall greedily eat the bread of His doctrine in secret for fear of the Jews, just as the Gospel has shown they did. "And Thou hast sent into the sea Thy horses, troubling many waters," which are nothing else than many people; for unless all were troubled, some would not be converted with fear, others pursued with fury. "I gave heed, and my belly trembled at the voice of the prayer of my lips; and trembling entered into my bones, and my habit of body was troubled under me." He gave heed to those things which he said, and was himself terrified at his own prayer, which he had poured forth prophetically, and in which he discerned things to come. For when many people are troubled, he saw the threatening tribulation of the Church, and at once acknowledged himself a member of it, and said, "I shall rest in the day of tribulation," as being one of those who are rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation.[544] "That I may ascend," he says, "among the people of my pilgrimage," departing quite from the wicked people of his carnal kinship, who are not pilgrims in this earth, and do not seek the country above.[545] "Although[Pg 256] the fig-tree," he says, "shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the fields shall yield no meat; the sheep shall be cut off from the meat, and there shall be no oxen in the stalls." He sees that nation which was to slay Christ about to lose the abundance of spiritual supplies, which, in prophetic fashion, he has set forth by the figure of earthly plenty. And because that nation was to suffer such wrath of God, because, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, it wished to establish its own,[546] he immediately says, "Yet will I rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in God my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He will set my feet in completion; He will place me above the heights, that I may conquer in His song," to wit, in that song of which something similar is said in the psalm, "He set my feet upon a rock, and directed my goings, and put in my mouth a new song, a hymn to our God."[547] He therefore conquers in the song of the Lord, who takes pleasure in His praise, not in his own; that "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."[548] But some copies have, "I will joy in God my Jesus," which seems to me better than the version of those who, wishing to put it in Latin, have not set down that very name which for us it is dearer and sweeter to name.
  33. What Jeremiah and Zephaniah have, by the prophetic Spirit, spoken before concerning Christ and the calling of the nations.
  Malachi, foretelling the Church which we now behold propagated through Christ, says most openly to the Jews, in the person of God, "I have no pleasure in you, and I will not accept a gift at your hand. For from the rising even to the going down of the sun, my name is great among the nations; and in every place sacrifice shall be made, and a pure oblation shall be offered unto my name: for my name shall be great among the nations, saith the Lord."[566] Since we can already see this sacrifice offered to God in every place, from the rising of the sun to his going down, through Christ's priesthood after the order of Melchisedec, while the Jews, to whom it was said, "I have no pleasure in you, neither will I accept a gift at your hand," cannot deny that their sacrifice has ceased, why do they still look for another Christ, when they read this in the prophecy, and see it fulfilled, which could not be fulfilled except through Him? And a little after he says of Him, in the person of God, "My covenant was with Him of life and peace; and I gave to Him that He might fear me with fear, and be afraid before my name. The law of truth was in His mouth: directing in peace He hath walked with me, and hath turned many away from iniquity. For the Priest's lips shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at His mouth: for He is the Angel of the Lord Almighty."[567] Nor is it to be wondered at that Christ Jesus is called the Angel of the[Pg 261] Almighty God. For just as He is called a servant on account of the form of a servant in which He came to men, so He is called an angel on account of the evangel which He proclaimed to men. For if we interpret these Greek words, evangel is "good news," and angel is "messenger." Again he says of Him, "Behold I will send mine angel, and He will look out the way before my face: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come into His temple, even the Angel of the testament, whom ye desire. Behold, He cometh, saith the Lord Almighty, and who shall abide the day of His entry, or who shall stand at His appearing?"[568] In this place he has foretold both the first and second advent of Christ: the first, to wit, of which he says, "And He shall come suddenly into His temple;" that is, into His flesh, of which He said in the Gospel, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again."[569] And of the second advent he says, "Behold, He cometh, saith the Lord Almighty, and who shall abide the day of His entry, or who shall stand at His appearing?" But what he says, "The Lord whom ye seek, and the Angel of the testament whom ye desire," just means that even the Jews, according to the Scriptures which they read, shall seek and desire Christ. But many of them did not acknowledge that He whom they sought and desired had come, being blinded in their hearts, which were preoccupied with their own merits. Now what he here calls the testament, either above, where he says, "My testament had been with Him," or here, where he has called Him the Angel of the testament, we ought, beyond a doubt, to take to be the new testament, in which the things promised are eternal, and not the old, in which they are only temporal. Yet many who are weak are troubled when they see the wicked abound in such temporal things, because they value them greatly, and serve the true God to be rewarded with them. On this account, to distinguish the eternal blessedness of the new testament, which shall be given only to the good, from the earthly felicity of the old, which for the most part is given to the Bad as well, the same prophet says, "Ye have made your words burdensome to me: yet ye have said, In what have we spoken ill of Thee? Ye have said,[Pg 262] Foolish is every one who serves God; and what profit is it that we have kept His observances, and that we have walked as suppliants before the face of the Lord Almighty? And now we call the aliens blessed; yea, all that do wicked things are built up again; yea, they are opposed to God and are saved. They that feared the Lord uttered these reproaches every one to his neighbour: and the Lord hearkened and heard; and He wrote a book of remembrance before Him, for them that fear the Lord and that revere His name."[570] By that book is meant the New Testament. Finally, let us hear what follows: "And they shall be an acquisition for me, saith the Lord Almighty, in the day which I make; and I will choose them as a man chooseth his son that serveth him. And ye shall return, and shall discern between the just and the unjust, and between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not. For, behold, the day cometh burning as an oven, and it shall burn them up; and all the aliens and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that shall come will set them on fire, saith the Lord Almighty, and shall leave neither root nor branch. And unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise, and health shall be in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and exult as calves let loose from bonds. And ye shall tread down the wicked, and they shall be ashes under your feet, in the day in which I shall do [this], saith the Lord Almighty."[571] This day is the day of judgment, of which, if God will, we shall speak more fully in its own place.
  36. About Esdras and the books of the Maccabees.

BOOK XX. - Of the last judgment, and the declarations regarding it in the Old and New Testaments, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Solomon, the wisest king of Israel, who reigned in Jerusalem, thus commences the book called Ecclesiastes, which the Jews number among their canonical Scriptures: "Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he hath taken under the sun?"[677] And after going on to enumerate, with this as his text, the calamities and delusions of this life, and the shifting nature of the present time, in which there is nothing substantial, nothing lasting, he bewails, among the other vanities that are under the sun, this also, that though wisdom excelleth folly as light excelleth darkness, and though the eyes of the wise man are in his head, while the fool walketh in darkness,[678] yet one event happeneth to them all, that is to say, in this life under the sun, unquestionably alluding to those evils which we see befall good and bad men alike. He says, further, that the good suffer the ills of life as if they were evil-doers, and the Bad enjoy the good[Pg 349] of life as if they were good. "There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked: again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous. I said, that this also is vanity."[679] This wisest man devoted this whole book to a full exposure of this vanity, evidently with no other object than that we might long for that life in which there is no vanity under the sun, but verity under Him who made the sun. In this vanity, then, was it not by the just and righteous judgment of God that man, made like to vanity, was destined to pass away? But in these days of vanity it makes an important difference whether he resists or yields to the truth, and whether he is destitute of true piety or a partaker of it,important not so far as regards the acquirement of the blessings or the evasion of the calamities of this transitory and vain life, but in connection with the future judgment which shall make over to good men good things, and to bad men bad things, in permanent, inalienable possession. In fine, this wise man concludes this book of his by saying, "Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is every man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every despised person, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."[680] What truer, terser, more salutary enouncement could be made? "Fear God," he says, "and keep His commandments: for this is every man." For whosoever has real existence, is this, is a keeper of God's commandments; and he who is not this, is nothing. For so long as he remains in the likeness of vanity, he is not renewed in the image of the truth. "For God shall bring into judgment every work,"that is, whatever man does in this life,"whether it be good or whether it be evil, with every despised person,"that is, with every man who here seems despicable, and is therefore not considered; for God sees even him, and does not despise him nor pass him over in His judgment.
  4. That proofs of the last judgment will be adduced, first from the New Testament, and then from the Old.
  After that He adds the words, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself."[694] As yet He does not speak of the second resurrection, that is, the resurrection of the body, which shall be in the end, but of the first, which now is. It is for the sake of making this distinction that He says, "The hour is coming, and now is." Now this resurrection regards not the body, but the soul. For souls, too, have a death of their own in wickedness and sins, whereby they are the dead of whom the same lips say, "Suffer the dead to bury[Pg 354] their dead,"[695]that is, let those who are dead in soul bury them that are dead in body. It is of these dead, then the dead in ungodliness and wickedness that He says, "The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live." "They that hear," that is, they who obey, believe, and persevere to the end. Here no difference is made between the good and the Bad. For it is good for all men to hear His voice and live, by passing to the life of godliness from the death of ungodliness. Of this death the Apostle Paul says, "Therefore all are dead, and He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them and rose again."[696] Thus all, without one exception, were dead in sins, whether original or voluntary sins, sins of ignorance, or sins committed against knowledge; and for all the dead there died the one only person who lived, that is, who had no sin whatever, in order that they who live by the remission of their sins should live, not to themselves, but to Him who died for all, for our sins, and rose again for our justification, that we, believing in Him who justifies the ungodly, and being justified from ungodliness or quickened from death, may be able to attain to the first resurrection which now is. For in this first resurrection none have a part save those who shall be eternally blessed; but in the second, of which He goes on to speak, all, as we shall learn, have a part, both the blessed and the wretched. The one is the resurrection of mercy, the other of judgment. And therefore it is written in the psalm, "I will sing of mercy and of judgment: unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing."[697]
  And of this judgment He went on to say, "And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man." Here He shows that He will come to judge in that flesh in which He had come to be judged. For it is to show this He says, "because He is the Son of man." And then follow the words for our purpose: "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have[Pg 355] done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment."[698] This judgment He uses here in the same sense as a little before, when He says, "He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but is passed from death to life;" i.e., by having a part in the first resurrection, by which a transition from death to life is made in this present time, he shall not come into damnation, which He mentions by the name of judgment, as also in the place where He says, "but they that have done evil unto the resurrection of judgment," i.e. of damnation. He, therefore, who would not be damned in the second resurrection, let him rise in the first. For "the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live," i.e. shall not come into damnation, which is called the second death; into which death, after the second or bodily resurrection, they shall be hurled who do not rise in the first or spiritual resurrection. For "the hour is coming" (but here He does not say, "and now is," because it shall come in the end of the world in the last and greatest judgment of God) "when all that are in the graves shall hear His voice and shall come forth." He does not say, as in the first resurrection, "And they that hear shall live." For all shall not live, at least with such life as ought alone to be called life because it alone is blessed. For some kind of life they must have in order to hear, and come forth from the graves in their rising bodies. And why all shall not live He teaches in the words that follow: "They that have done good, to the resurrection of life,"these are they who shall live; "but they that have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment,"these are they who shall not live, for they shall die in the second death. They have done evil because their life has been evil; and their life has been evil because it has not been renewed in the first or spiritual resurrection which now is, or because they have not persevered to the end in their renewed life. As, then, there are two regenerations, of which I have already made mention,the one according to faith, and which takes place in the present life by means of baptism; the other according to the flesh, and which shall be accomplished[Pg 356] in its incorruption and immortality by means of the great and final judgment,so are there also two resurrections,the one the first and spiritual resurrection, which has place in this life, and preserves us from coming into the second death; the other the second, which does not occur now, but in the end of the world, and which is of the body, not of the soul, and which by the last judgment shall dismiss some into the second death, others into that life which has no death.
  But who are the dead which were in the sea, and which the sea presented? For we cannot suppose that those who die in the sea are not in hell, nor that their bodies are preserved in the sea; nor yet, which is still more absurd, that the sea retained the good, while hell received the Bad. Who could believe this? But some very sensibly suppose that in this place the sea is put for this world. When John then wished to signify that those whom Christ should find still alive in the body were to be judged along with those who should rise again, he called them dead, both the good to whom it is said, "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God,"[743] and the wicked of whom it is said, "Let the dead bury their dead."[744] They may also be called dead, because they wear mortal bodies, as the apostle says, "The body indeed is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness;"[745] proving that in a living man in the body there is both a body which is dead, and a spirit which is life. Yet he did not say that the body was mortal, but dead, although immediately after he speaks in the more usual way of mortal bodies. These, then, are the dead which were in the sea, and which the sea presented, to wit, the men who were in this world, because they had not yet died, and whom the world presented for judgment. "And death and hell," he says, "gave up the dead which were in them." The sea presented them because they had merely to be found in the place where they were; but death and hell gave them up or restored them, because they[Pg 376] called them back to life, which they had already quitted. And perhaps it was not without reason that neither death nor hell were judged sufficient alone, and both were mentioned,death to indicate the good, who have suffered only death and not hell; hell to indicate the wicked, who suffer also the punishment of hell. For if it does not seem absurd to believe that the ancient saints who believed in Christ and His then future coming, were kept in places far removed indeed from the torments of the wicked, but yet in hell,[746] until Christ's blood and His descent into these places delivered them, certainly good Christians, redeemed by that precious price already paid, are quite unacquainted with hell while they wait for their restoration to the body, and the reception of their reward. After saying, "They were judged every man according to their works," he briefly added what the judgment was: "Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire;" by these names designating the devil and the whole company of his angels, for he is the author of death and the pains of hell. For this is what he had already, by anticipation, said in clearer language: "The devil who seduced them was cast into a lake of fire and brimstone." The obscure addition he had made in the words, "in which were also the beast and the false prophet," he here explains, "They who were not found written in the book of life were cast into the lake of fire." This book is not for reminding God, as if things might escape Him by forgetfulness, but it symbolizes His predestination of those to whom eternal life shall be given. For it is not that God is ignorant, and reads in the book to inform Himself, but rather His infallible prescience is the book of life in which they are written, that is to say, known beforehand.
  16. Of the new heaven and the new earth.
  After having thus spoken of this mercy of God which is now experienced by the Church, and is very evident and familiar to us, he foretells also the ends to which men shall come when the last judgment has separated the good and the Bad, saying by the prophet, or the prophet himself speaking for God, "For as the new heavens and the new earth shall remain before me, said the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain, and there shall be to them month after month, and Sabbath after Sabbath. All flesh shall come to worship before me in Jerusalem, said the Lord. And they shall go out, and shall see the members of the men who have sinned against me: their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be for a spectacle to all flesh."[787] At this point the prophet closed his book, as at this point the world shall come to an end. Some, indeed, have translated "carcases"[788] instead of "members of the men," meaning by carcases the manifest punishment of the body, although carcase is commonly used only of dead flesh, while the bodies here spoken of shall be animated, else they could not be sensible of any pain; but perhaps they may, without absurdity, be called carcases, as being the bodies of those who are to fall into the second death. And for the same reason[Pg 392] it is said, as I have already quoted, by this same prophet, "The earth of the wicked shall fall."[789] It is obvious that those translators who use a different word for men do not mean to include only males, for no one will say that the women who sinned shall not appear in that judgment; but the male sex, being the more worthy, and that from which the woman was derived, is intended to include both sexes. But that which is especially pertinent to our subject is this, that since the words "All flesh shall come" apply to the good, for the people of God shall be composed of every race of men,for all men shall not be present, since the greater part shall be in punishment,but, as I was saying, since flesh is used of the good, and members or carcases of the Bad, certainly it is thus put beyond a doubt that that judgment in which the good and the Bad shall be allotted to their destinies shall take place after the resurrection of the body, our faith in which is thoroughly established by the use of these words.
  22. What is meant by the good going out to see the punishment of the wicked.
  But in what way shall the good go out to see the punishment of the wicked? Are they to leave their happy abodes by a bodily movement, and proceed to the places of punishment, so as to witness the torments of the wicked in their bodily presence? Certainly not; but they shall go out by knowledge. For this expression, go out, signifies that those who shall be punished shall be without. And thus the Lord also calls these places "the outer darkness,"[790] to which is opposed that entrance concerning which it is said to the good servant, "Enter into the joy of thy Lord," that it may not be supposed that the wicked can enter thither and be known, but rather that the good by their knowledge go out to them, because the good are to know that which is without. For those who shall be in torment shall not know what is going on within in the joy of the Lord; but they who shall enter into that joy shall know what is going on outside in the outer darkness. Therefore it is said, "They shall go[Pg 393] out," because they shall know what is done by those who are without. For if the prophets were able to know things that had not yet happened, by means of that indwelling of God in their minds, limited though it was, shall not the immortal saints know things that have already happened, when God shall be all in all?[791] The seed, then, and the name of the saints shall remain in that blessedness,the seed, to wit, of which John says, "And his seed remaineth in him;"[792] and the name, of which it was said through Isaiah himself, "I will give them an everlasting name."[793] "And there shall be to them month after month, and Sabbath after Sabbath," as if it were said, Moon after moon, and rest upon rest, both of which they shall themselves be when they shall pass from the old shadows of time into the new lights of eternity. The worm that dieth not, and the fire that is not quenched, which constitute the punishment of the wicked, are differently interpreted by different people. For some refer both to the body, others refer both to the soul; while others again refer the fire literally to the body, and the worm figuratively to the soul, which seems the more credible idea. But the present is not the time to discuss this difference, for we have undertaken to occupy this book with the last judgment, in which the good and the Bad are separated: their rewards and punishments we shall more carefully discuss elsewhere.
  23. What Daniel predicted regarding the persecution of Antichrist, the judgment of God, and the kingdom of the saints.
  It is the last judgment of God which is referred to also in the 50th Psalm in the words, "God shall come manifestly, our God, and shall not keep silence: fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call the heaven above, and the earth, to judge His people. Gather His saints together to Him; they who make a covenant with Him over sacrifices."[807] This we understand of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom we look for from heaven to judge the quick and the dead. For He shall come manifestly to judge justly the just and the unjust, who before came hiddenly to be unjustly judged by the unjust. He, I say, shall come manifestly, and shall not keep silence, that is, shall[Pg 398] make Himself known by His voice of judgment, who before, when He came hiddenly, was silent before His judge when He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and, as a lamb before the shearer, opened not His mouth, as we read that it was prophesied of Him by Isaiah,[808] and as we see it fulfilled in the Gospel.[809] As for the fire and tempest, we have already said how these are to be interpreted when we were explaining a similar passage in Isaiah.[810] As to the expression, "He shall call the heaven above," as the saints and the righteous are rightly called heaven, no doubt this means what the apostle says, "We shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."[811] For if we take the bare literal sense, how is it possible to call the heaven above, as if the heaven could be anywhere else than above? And the following expression, "And the earth to judge His people," if we supply only the words, "He shall call," that is to say, "He shall call the earth also," and do not supply "above," seems to give us a meaning in accordance with sound doctrine, the heaven symbolizing those who will judge along with Christ, and the earth those who shall be judged; and thus the words, "He shall call the heaven above," would not mean, "He shall catch up into the air," but "He shall lift up to seats of judgment." Possibly, too, "He shall call the heaven," may mean, He shall call the angels in the high and lofty places, that He may descend with them to do judgment; and "He shall call the earth also" would then mean, He shall call the men on the earth to judgment. But if with the words "and the earth" we understand not only "He shall call," but also "above," so as to make the full sense be, He shall call the heaven above, and He shall call the earth above, then I think it is best understood of the men who shall be caught up to meet Christ in the air, and that they are called the heaven with reference to their souls, and the earth with reference to their bodies. Then what is "to judge His people," but to separate by judgment the good from the Bad, as the sheep from the goats? Then he turns to address the angels: "Gather His saints together unto Him." For certainly a[Pg 399] matter so important must be accomplished by the ministry of angels. And if we ask who the saints are who are gathered unto Him by the angels, we are told, "They who make a covenant with Him over sacrifices." This is the whole life of the saints, to make a covenant with God over sacrifices. For "over sacrifices" either refers to works of mercy, which are preferable to sacrifices in the judgment of God, who says, "I desire mercy more than sacrifices;"[812] or if "over sacrifices" means in sacrifices, then these very works of mercy are the sacrifices with which God is pleased, as I remember to have stated in the tenth book of this work;[813] and in these works the saints make a covenant with God, because they do them for the sake of the promises which are contained in His new testament or covenant. And hence, when His saints have been gathered to Him and set at His right hand in the last judgment, Christ shall say, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat,"[814] and so on, mentioning the good works of the good, and their eternal rewards assigned by the last sentence of the Judge.
    25. Of Malachi's prophecy, in which he speaks of the last judgment, and of a cleansing which some are to undergo by purifying punishments.
  27. Of the separation of the good and the Bad, which proclaim the discriminating influence of the last judgment.
  The passage also which I formerly quoted for another purpose from this prophet refers to the last judgment, in which he says, "They shall be mine, saith the Lord Almighty, in the day in which I make up my gains,"[826] etc. When this diversity between the rewards and punishments which distinguish the righteous from the wicked shall appear under that Sun of righteousness in the brightness of life eternal,a diversity which is not discerned under this sun which shines on the vanity of this life,there shall then be such a judgment as has never before been.
  In the succeeding words, "Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all[Pg 404] Israel,"[827] the prophet opportunely mentions precepts and statutes, after declaring the important distinction hereafter to be made between those who observe and those who despise the law. He intends also that they learn to interpret the law spiritually, and find Christ in it, by whose judgment that separation between the good and the Bad is to be made. For it is not without reason that the Lord Himself says to the Jews, "Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me."[828] For by receiving the law carnally, without perceiving that its earthly promises were figures of things spiritual, they fell into such murmurings as audaciously to say, "It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked suppliantly before the face of the Lord Almighty? And now we call aliens happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up."[829] It was these words of theirs which in a manner compelled the prophet to announce the last judgment, in which the wicked shall not even in appearance be happy, but shall manifestly be most miserable; and in which the good shall be oppressed with not even a transitory wretchedness, but shall enjoy unsullied and eternal felicity. For he had previously cited some similar expressions of those who said, "Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and such are pleasing to Him."[830] It was, I say, by understanding the law of Moses carnally that they had come to murmur thus against God. And hence, too, the writer of the 73d Psalm says that his feet were almost gone, his steps had well-nigh slipped, because he was envious of sinners while he considered their prosperity, so that he said among other things, How doth God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High? and again, Have I sanctified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency?[831] He goes on to say that his efforts to solve this most difficult problem, which arises when the good seem to be wretched and the wicked happy, were in vain until he went into the sanctuary of God, and understood the last things.[832] For in the last judgment things shall not be so; but in the manifest felicity of the righteous and manifest[Pg 405] misery of the wicked quite another state of things shall appear.
  29. Of the coming of Elias before the judgment, that the Jews may be converted to Christ by his preaching and explanation of Scripture.

BS 1 - Introduction to the Idea of God, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The question still remains: where does the information in dreams come from? I think where it comes from is that we watch the patterns that everyone acts out. We watch that forever, and weve got some representations of those patterns thats part of our cultural history. Thats whats embedded in fictional accounts of stories between good and evil, the Bad guy and the good guy, and the romance. These are canonical patterns of Being, for people, and they deeply affect us, because they represent what it is that we will act out in the world. We flesh that out with the individual information we have about ourselves and other people. Theres waves of behavioural patterns that manifest themselves in the crowd, across time. Great dramas are played on the crowd, across time. The artists watch that, and they get intimations of what that is. They write it down, tell us, and were a little clearer about what were up to.
  A great dramatist, like Shakespearewe know that what he wrote is fiction. Then we say, fiction isnt true. But then you think, well, wait a minute. Maybe its true like numbers are true. Numbers are an abstraction from the underlying reality, but no one in their right mind would really think that numbers arent true. You could even make a case that the numbers are more real than the things that they represent, because the abstraction is so insanely powerful.

Conversations with Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  I see the way clearly. And I know that if I could make the total and definitive surrender to the Divine Force, it would itself take charge of the Yoga. This self-giving is made in my soul my mind has accepted it, but there are certain points in the vital being which hinder the perfection of the gift and pull me down at times. But now, even these defections I see with an equal eye and offer to the Divine Force the good movements and the Bad, all are parts of the process. Formerly I used to be easily upset now I am more calm.
  Good you have but to continue. Isn't there anything else? As to Z's letter, what are you going to say to her?

ENNEAD 03.02 - Of Providence., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  Besides, if this world contain both bad and good people, and if the latter play the greater part in the world, there will take place that which is seen in dramas where the poet, at times, imposes his ideas on the actors, and again at others relies on their ingenuity. The obtaining of the first, second or third rank by an actor does not depend on the poet. The poet only assigns to each the part he is capable of filling, and assigns to him a suitable place. Likewise (in the world), each one occupies his assigned place, and the Bad man, as well as the good one, has the place that suits him. Each one, according to his nature and character, comes to occupy the place that suits him, and that he had chosen, and then speaks and acts with piety if he be good, and impiously, if he be evil. Before the beginning of the drama, the actors already had their proper characters; they only developed it. In dramas composed by men, it is the poet who assigns their parts to the actors; and the latter are responsible only for the efficiency or inefficiency of their acting; for they have nothing to do but repeat the words of the poet. But in this drama (of life), of which men imitate certain parts when their nature is poetic, it is the soul that is the actor. This actor receives his part from the creator, as stage-actors receive from the poet their masks, garments, their purple robe, or their rags. Thus in the drama of the world it is not from chance that the soul receives her part.
  Indeed, the fate of a soul conforms to her character, and, by going through with her part properly, the soul fulfils her part in the drama managed by universal Reason. The soul sings her part, that is, she does that which is in her nature to do. If her voice and features be beautiful, by themselves, they lend charm to the poem, as would be natural. Otherwise they introduce a displeasing element, but which does not alter the nature of the work.73 The author of the drama reprimands the Bad actor as the latter may deserve it, and thus fulfils the part of a good judge. He increases the dignity of the good actor, and, if possible, invites him to play beautiful pieces, while he relegates the Bad actor to inferior pieces. Likewise, the soul which takes part in the drama of which the world is the theatre, and which has undertaken a part in it, brings with her a disposition to play well or badly. At her arrival she is classed with the other actors, and after having been allotted to all the various gifts of fortune without any regard for her personality or activities, she is later punished or rewarded. Such actors have something beyond usual actors; they appear on a greater scene; the creator of the universe gives them some of his power, and grants them the freedom to choose between a great number of places. The punishments and rewards are so determined that the souls themselves run to meet them, because each soul occupies a place in conformity with her character, and is thus in harmony with the Reason of the universe.74

Gorgias, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Like the Phaedrus, the Gorgias has puzzled students of Plato by the appearance of two or more subjects. Under the cover of rhetoric higher themes are introduced; the argument expands into a general view of the good and evil of man. After making an ineffectual attempt to obtain a sound definition of his art from Gorgias, Socrates assumes the existence of a universal art of flattery or simulation having several branches:this is the genus of which rhetoric is only one, and not the highest species. To flattery is opposed the true and noble art of life which he who possesses seeks always to impart to others, and which at last triumphs, if not here, at any rate in another world. These two aspects of life and knowledge appear to be the two leading ideas of the dialogue. The true and the false in individuals and states, in the treatment of the soul as well as of the body, are conceived under the forms of true and false art. In the development of this opposition there arise various other questions, such as the two famous paradoxes of Socrates (paradoxes as they are to the world in general, ideals as they may be more worthily called): (1) that to do is worse than to suffer evil; and (2) that when a man has done evil he had better be punished than unpunished; to which may be added (3) a third Socratic paradox or ideal, that bad men do what they think best, but not what they desire, for the desire of all is towards the good. That pleasure is to be distinguished from good is proved by the simultaneousness of pleasure and pain, and by the possibility of the Bad having in certain cases pleasures as great as those of the good, or even greater. Not merely rhetoricians, but poets, musicians, and other artists, the whole tribe of statesmen, past as well as present, are included in the class of flatterers. The true and false finally appear before the judgment-seat of the gods below.
  The dialogue naturally falls into three divisions, to which the three characters of Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles respectively correspond; and the form and manner change with the stages of the argument. Socrates is deferential towards Gorgias, playful and yet cutting in dealing with the youthful Polus, ironical and sarcastic in his encounter with Callicles. In the first division the question is askedWhat is rhetoric? To this there is no answer given, for Gorgias is soon made to contradict himself by Socrates, and the argument is transferred to the hands of his disciple Polus, who rushes to the defence of his master. The answer has at last to be given by Socrates himself, but before he can even explain his meaning to Polus, he must enlighten him upon the great subject of shams or flatteries. When Polus finds his favourite art reduced to the level of cookery, he replies that at any rate rhetoricians, like despots, have great power. Socrates denies that they have any real power, and hence arise the three paradoxes already mentioned. Although they are strange to him, Polus is at last convinced of their truth; at least, they seem to him to follow legitimately from the premises. Thus the second act of the dialogue closes. Then Callicles appears on the scene, at first maintaining that pleasure is good, and that might is right, and that law is nothing but the combination of the many weak against the few strong. When he is confuted he withdraws from the argument, and leaves Socrates to arrive at the conclusion by himself. The conclusion is that there are two kinds of statesmanship, a higher and a lowerthat which makes the people better, and that which only flatters them, and he exhorts Callicles to choose the higher. The dialogue terminates with a mythus of a final judgment, in which there will be no more flattery or disguise, and no further use for the teaching of rhetoric.
  Callicles, in whose house they are assembled, is introduced on the stage: he is with difficulty convinced that Socrates is in earnest; for if these things are true, then, as he says with real emotion, the foundations of society are upside down. In him another type of character is represented; he is neither sophist nor philosopher, but man of the world, and an accomplished Athenian gentleman. He might be described in modern language as a cynic or materialist, a lover of power and also of pleasure, and unscrupulous in his means of attaining both. There is no desire on his part to offer any compromise in the interests of morality; nor is any concession made by him. Like Thrasymachus in the Republic, though he is not of the same weak and vulgar class, he consistently maintains that might is right. His great motive of action is political ambition; in this he is characteristically Greek. Like Anytus in the Meno, he is the enemy of the Sophists; but favours the new art of rhetoric, which he regards as an excellent weapon of attack and defence. He is a despiser of mankind as he is of philosophy, and sees in the laws of the state only a violation of the order of nature, which intended that the stronger should govern the weaker (compare Republic). Like other men of the world who are of a speculative turn of mind, he generalizes the Bad side of human nature, and has easily brought down his principles to his practice. Philosophy and poetry alike supply him with distinctions suited to his view of human life. He has a good will to Socrates, whose talents he evidently admires, while he censures the puerile use which he makes of them. He expresses a keen intellectual interest in the argument. Like Anytus, again, he has a sympathy with other men of the world; the Athenian statesmen of a former generation, who showed no weakness and made no mistakes, such as Miltiades, Themistocles, Pericles, are his favourites. His ideal of human character is a man of great passions and great powers, which he has developed to the utmost, and which he uses in his own enjoyment and in the government of others. Had Critias been the name instead of Callicles, about whom we know nothing from other sources, the opinions of the man would have seemed to reflect the history of his life.
  And now the combat deepens. In Callicles, far more than in any sophist or rhetorician, is concentrated the spirit of evil against which Socrates is contending, the spirit of the world, the spirit of the many contending against the one wise man, of which the Sophists, as he describes them in the Republic, are the imitators rather than the authors, being themselves carried away by the great tide of public opinion. Socrates approaches his antagonist warily from a distance, with a sort of irony which touches with a light hand both his personal vices (probably in allusion to some scandal of the day) and his servility to the populace. At the same time, he is in most profound earnest, as Chaerephon remarks. Callicles soon loses his temper, but the more he is irritated, the more provoking and matter of fact does Socrates become. A repartee of his which appears to have been really made to the 'omniscient' Hippias, according to the testimony of Xenophon (Mem.), is introduced. He is called by Callicles a popular declaimer, and certainly shows that he has the power, in the words of Gorgias, of being 'as long as he pleases,' or 'as short as he pleases' (compare Protag.). Callicles exhibits great ability in defending himself and attacking Socrates, whom he accuses of trifling and word-splitting; he is scandalized that the legitimate consequences of his own argument should be stated in plain terms; after the manner of men of the world, he wishes to preserve the decencies of life. But he cannot consistently maintain the Bad sense of words; and getting confused between the abstract notions of better, superior, stronger, he is easily turned round by Socrates, and only induced to continue the argument by the authority of Gorgias. Once, when Socrates is describing the manner in which the ambitious citizen has to identify himself with the people, he partially recognizes the truth of his words.
  The Socrates of the Gorgias may be compared with the Socrates of the Protagoras and Meno. As in other dialogues, he is the enemy of the Sophists and rhetoricians; and also of the statesmen, whom he regards as another variety of the same species. His behaviour is governed by that of his opponents; the least forwardness or egotism on their part is met by a corresponding irony on the part of Socrates. He must speak, for philosophy will not allow him to be silent. He is indeed more ironical and provoking than in any other of Plato's writings: for he is 'fooled to the top of his bent' by the worldliness of Callicles. But he is also more deeply in earnest. He rises higher than even in the Phaedo and Crito: at first enveloping his moral convictions in a cloud of dust and dialectics, he ends by losing his method, his life, himself, in them. As in the Protagoras and Phaedrus, throwing aside the veil of irony, he makes a speech, but, true to his character, not until his adversary has refused to answer any more questions. The presentiment of his own fate is hanging over him. He is aware that Socrates, the single real teacher of politics, as he ventures to call himself, cannot safely go to war with the whole world, and that in the courts of earth he will be condemned. But he will be justified in the world below. Then the position of Socrates and Callicles will be reversed; all those things 'unfit for ears polite' which Callicles has prophesied as likely to happen to him in this life, the insulting language, the box on the ears, will recoil upon his assailant. (Compare Republic, and the similar reversal of the position of the lawyer and the philosopher in the Theaetetus).
  Callicles has already lost his temper, and can only be persuaded to go on by the interposition of Gorgias. Socrates, having already guarded against objections by distinguishing courage and knowledge from pleasure and good, proceeds:The good are good by the presence of good, and the Bad are bad by the presence of evil. And the brave and wise are good, and the cowardly and foolish are bad. And he who feels pleasure is good, and he who feels pain is bad, and both feel pleasure and pain in nearly the same degree, and sometimes the Bad man or coward in a greater degree. Therefore the Bad man or coward is as good as the brave or may be even better.
  Callicles endeavours now to avert the inevitable absurdity by affirming that he and all mankind admitted some pleasures to be good and others bad. The good are the beneficial, and the Bad are the hurtful, and we should choose the one and avoid the other. But this, as Socrates observes, is a return to the old doctrine of himself and Polus, that all things should be done for the sake of the good.
  Callicles assents to this, and Socrates, finding that they are agreed in distinguishing pleasure from good, returns to his old division of empirical habits, or shams, or flatteries, which study pleasure only, and the arts which are concerned with the higher interests of soul and body. Does Callicles agree to this division? Callicles will agree to anything, in order that he may get through the argument. Which of the arts then are flatteries? Flute-playing, harp-playing, choral exhibitions, the dithyrambics of Cinesias are all equally condemned on the ground that they give pleasure only; and Meles the harp-player, who was the father of Cinesias, failed even in that. The stately muse of Tragedy is bent upon pleasure, and not upon improvement. Poetry in general is only a rhetorical address to a mixed audience of men, women, and children. And the orators are very far from speaking with a view to what is best; their way is to humour the assembly as if they were children.
  Socrates concludes by finally asking, to which of the two modes of serving the state Callicles invites him:'to the inferior and ministerial one,' is the ingenuous reply. That is the only way of avoiding death, replies Socrates; and he has heard often enough, and would rather not hear again, that the Bad man will kill the good. But he thinks that such a fate is very likely reserved for him, because he remarks that he is the only person who teaches the true art of politics. And very probably, as in the case which he described to Polus, he may be the physician who is tried by a jury of children. He cannot say that he has procured the citizens any pleasure, and if any one charges him with perplexing them, or with reviling their elders, he will not be able to make them understand that he has only been actuated by a desire for their good. And therefore there is no saying what his fate may be. 'And do you think that a man who is unable to help himself is in a good condition?' Yes, Callicles, if he have the true self-help, which is never to have said or done any wrong to himself or others. If I had not this kind of self-help, I should be ashamed; but if I die for want of your flattering rhetoric, I shall die in peace. For death is no evil, but to go to the world below laden with offences is the worst of evils. In proof of which I will tell you a tale:
  Under the rule of Cronos, men were judged on the day of their death, and when judgment had been given upon them they departedthe good to the islands of the blest, the Bad to the house of vengeance. But as they were still living, and had their clothes on at the time when they were being judged, there was favouritism, and Zeus, when he came to the throne, was obliged to alter the mode of procedure, and try them after death, having first sent down Prometheus to take away from them the foreknowledge of death. Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Aeacus were appointed to be the judges; Rhadamanthus for Asia, Aeacus for Europe, and Minos was to hold the court of appeal. Now death is the separation of soul and body, but after death soul and body alike retain their characteristics; the fat man, the dandy, the branded slave, are all distinguishable. Some prince or potentate, perhaps even the great king himself, appears before Rhadamanthus, and he instantly detects him, though he knows not who he is; he sees the scars of perjury and iniquity, and sends him away to the house of torment.
  For there are two classes of souls who undergo punishmentthe curable and the incurable. The curable are those who are benefited by their punishment; the incurable are such as Archelaus, who benefit others by becoming a warning to them. The latter class are generally kings and potentates; meaner persons, happily for themselves, have not the same power of doing injustice. Sisyphus and Tityus, not Thersites, are supposed by Homer to be undergoing everlasting punishment. Not that there is anything to prevent a great man from being a good one, as is shown by the famous example of Aristeides, the son of Lysimachus. But to Rhadamanthus the souls are only known as good or bad; they are stripped of their dignities and preferments; he despatches the Bad to Tartarus, labelled either as curable or incurable, and looks with love and admiration on the soul of some just one, whom he sends to the islands of the blest. Similar is the practice of Aeacus; and Minos overlooks them, holding a golden sceptre, as Odysseus in Homer saw him
     'Wielding a sceptre of gold, and giving laws to the dead.'
  SOCRATES: But surely the wise and brave are the good, and the foolish and the cowardly are the Bad?
  SOCRATES: Then the good and the Bad are pleased and pained in a nearly equal degree?
  SOCRATES: Then are the good and bad good and bad in a nearly equal degree, or have the Bad the advantage both in good and evil? (i.e. in having more pleasure and more pain.)
  CALLICLES: I really do not know what you mean.
  SOCRATES: Then must we not infer, that the Bad man is as good and bad as the good, or, perhaps, even better?is not this a further inference which follows equally with the preceding from the assertion that the good and the pleasant are the same:can this be denied, Callicles?
  CALLICLES: I have been listening and making admissions to you, Socrates; and I remark that if a person grants you anything in play, you, like a child, want to keep hold and will not give it back. But do you really suppose that I or any other human being denies that some pleasures are good and others bad?
  SOCRATES: Then I shall proceed to add, that if the temperate soul is the good soul, the soul which is in the opposite condition, that is, the foolish and intemperate, is the Bad soul. Very true.
  And will not the temperate man do what is proper, both in relation to the gods and to men;for he would not be temperate if he did not? Certainly he will do what is proper. In his relation to other men he will do what is just; and in his relation to the gods he will do what is holy; and he who does what is just and holy must be just and holy? Very true. And must he not be courageous? for the duty of a temperate man is not to follow or to avoid what he ought not, but what he ought, whether things or men or pleasures or pains, and patiently to endure when he ought; and therefore, Callicles, the temperate man, being, as we have described, also just and courageous and holy, cannot be other than a perfectly good man, nor can the good man do otherwise than well and perfectly whatever he does; and he who does well must of necessity be happy and blessed, and the evil man who does evil, miserable: now this latter is he whom you were applaudingthe intemperate who is the opposite of the temperate. Such is my position, and these things I affirm to be true. And if they are true, then I further affirm that he who desires to be happy must pursue and practise temperance and run away from intemperance as fast as his legs will carry him: he had better order his life so as not to need punishment; but if either he or any of his friends, whether private individual or city, are in need of punishment, then justice must be done and he must suffer punishment, if he would be happy. This appears to me to be the aim which a man ought to have, and towards which he ought to direct all the energies both of himself and of the state, acting so that he may have temperance and justice present with him and be happy, not suffering his lusts to be unrestrained, and in the never-ending desire satisfy them leading a robber's life. Such a one is the friend neither of God nor man, for he is incapable of communion, and he who is incapable of communion is also incapable of friendship. And philosophers tell us, Callicles, that communion and friendship and orderliness and temperance and justice bind together heaven and earth and gods and men, and that this universe is therefore called Cosmos or order, not disorder or misrule, my friend. But although you are a philosopher you seem to me never to have observed that geometrical equality is mighty, both among gods and men; you think that you ought to cultivate inequality or excess, and do not care about geometry.Well, then, either the principle that the happy are made happy by the possession of justice and temperance, and the miserable miserable by the possession of vice, must be refuted, or, if it is granted, what will be the consequences? All the consequences which I drew before, Callicles, and about which you asked me whether I was in earnest when I said that a man ought to accuse himself and his son and his friend if he did anything wrong, and that to this end he should use his rhetoricall those consequences are true. And that which you thought that Polus was led to admit out of modesty is true, viz., that, to do injustice, if more disgraceful than to suffer, is in that degree worse; and the other position, which, according to Polus, Gorgias admitted out of modesty, that he who would truly be a rhetorician ought to be just and have a knowledge of justice, has also turned out to be true.
  SOCRATES: And yet surely swimming saves a man from death, and there are occasions on which he must know how to swim. And if you despise the swimmers, I will tell you of another and greater art, the art of the pilot, who not only saves the souls of men, but also their bodies and properties from the extremity of danger, just like rhetoric. Yet his art is modest and unpresuming: it has no airs or pretences of doing anything extraordinary, and, in return for the same salvation which is given by the pleader, demands only two obols, if he brings us from Aegina to Athens, or for the longer voyage from Pontus or Egypt, at the utmost two drachmae, when he has saved, as I was just now saying, the passenger and his wife and children and goods, and safely disembarked them at the Piraeus,this is the payment which he asks in return for so great a boon; and he who is the master of the art, and has done all this, gets out and walks about on the sea-shore by his ship in an unassuming way. For he is able to reflect and is aware that he cannot tell which of his fellow-passengers he has benefited, and which of them he has injured in not allowing them to be drowned. He knows that they are just the same when he has disembarked them as when they embarked, and not a whit better either in their bodies or in their souls; and he considers that if a man who is afflicted by great and incurable bodily diseases is only to be pitied for having escaped, and is in no way benefited by him in having been saved from drowning, much less he who has great and incurable diseases, not of the body, but of the soul, which is the more valuable part of him; neither is life worth having nor of any profit to the Bad man, whether he be delivered from the sea, or the law-courts, or any other devourer;and so he reflects that such a one had better not live, for he cannot live well. (Compare Republic.)
  And this is the reason why the pilot, although he is our saviour, is not usually conceited, any more than the engineer, who is not at all behind either the general, or the pilot, or any one else, in his saving power, for he sometimes saves whole cities. Is there any comparison between him and the pleader? And if he were to talk, Callicles, in your grandiose style, he would bury you under a mountain of words, declaring and insisting that we ought all of us to be engine-makers, and that no other profession is worth thinking about; he would have plenty to say. Nevertheless you despise him and his art, and sneeringly call him an engine-maker, and you will not allow your daughters to marry his son, or marry your son to his daughters. And yet, on your principle, what justice or reason is there in your refusal? What right have you to despise the engine-maker, and the others whom I was just now mentioning? I know that you will say, 'I am better, and better born.' But if the better is not what I say, and virtue consists only in a man saving himself and his, whatever may be his character, then your censure of the engine-maker, and of the physician, and of the other arts of salvation, is ridiculous. O my friend! I want you to see that the noble and the good may possibly be something different from saving and being saved:May not he who is truly a man cease to care about living a certain time?he knows, as women say, that no man can escape fate, and therefore he is not fond of life; he leaves all that with God, and considers in what way he can best spend his appointed term;whether by assimilating himself to the constitution under which he lives, as you at this moment have to consider how you may become as like as possible to the Athenian people, if you mean to be in their good graces, and to have power in the state; whereas I want you to think and see whether this is for the interest of either of us;I would not have us risk that which is dearest on the acquisition of this power, like the Thessalian enchantresses, who, as they say, bring down the moon from heaven at the risk of their own perdition. But if you suppose that any man will show you the art of becoming great in the city, and yet not conforming yourself to the ways of the city, whether for better or worse, then I can only say that you are mistaken, Callides; for he who would deserve to be the true natural friend of the Athenian Demus, aye, or of Pyrilampes' darling who is called after them, must be by nature like them, and not an imitator only. He, then, who will make you most like them, will make you as you desire, a statesman and orator: for every man is pleased when he is spoken to in his own language and spirit, and dislikes any other. But perhaps you, sweet Callicles, may be of another mind. What do you say?
  As I was saying, Rhadamanthus, when he gets a soul of the Bad kind, knows nothing about him, neither who he is, nor who his parents are; he knows only that he has got hold of a villain; and seeing this, he stamps him as curable or incurable, and sends him away to Tartarus, whither he goes and receives his proper recompense. Or, again, he looks with admiration on the soul of some just one who has lived in holiness and truth; he may have been a private man or not; and I should say, Callicles, that he is most likely to have been a philosopher who has done his own work, and not troubled himself with the doings of other men in his lifetime; him Rhadamanthus sends to the Islands of the Blessed. Aeacus does the same; and they both have sceptres, and judge; but Minos alone has a golden sceptre and is seated looking on, as Odysseus in Homer declares that he saw him:
  'Holding a sceptre of gold, and giving laws to the dead.'

Guru Granth Sahib first part, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The ripe and the unripe, the good and the Bad, shall there be judged.
  O Nanak, when you go home, you will see this. ||34||

Ion, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Ion the rhapsode has just come to Athens; he has been exhibiting in Epidaurus at the festival of Asclepius, and is intending to exhibit at the festival of the Pana thenaea. Socrates admires and envies the rhapsode's art; for he is always well dressed and in good companyin the company of good poets and of Homer, who is the prince of them. In the course of conversation the admission is elicited from Ion that his skill is restricted to Homer, and that he knows nothing of inferior poets, such as Hesiod and Archilochus;he brightens up and is wide awake when Homer is being recited, but is apt to go to sleep at the recitations of any other poet. 'And yet, surely, he who knows the superior ought to know the inferior also;he who can judge of the good speaker is able to judge of the Bad. And poetry is a whole; and he who judges of poetry by rules of art ought to be able to judge of all poetry.' This is confirmed by the analogy of sculpture, painting, flute-playing, and the other arts. The argument is at last brought home to the mind of Ion, who asks how this contradiction is to be solved. The solution given by Socrates is as follows:
  The rhapsode is not guided by rules of art, but is an inspired person who derives a mysterious power from the poet; and the poet, in like manner, is inspired by the God. The poets and their interpreters may be compared to a chain of magnetic rings suspended from one another, and from a magnet. The magnet is the Muse, and the ring which immediately follows is the poet himself; from him are suspended other poets; there is also a chain of rhapsodes and actors, who also hang from the Muses, but are let down at the side; and the last ring of all is the spectator. The poet is the inspired interpreter of the God, and this is the reason why some poets, like Homer, are restricted to a single theme, or, like Tynnichus, are famous for a single poem; and the rhapsode is the inspired interpreter of the poet, and for a similar reason some rhapsodes, like Ion, are the interpreters of single poets.
  SOCRATES: And he who judges of the good will be the same as he who judges of the Bad speakers?
  ION: The same.
  SOCRATES: And speaking generally, in all discussions in which the subject is the same and many men are speaking, will not he who knows the good know the Bad speaker also? For if he does not know the Bad, neither will he know the good when the same topic is being discussed.
  ION: True.

Liber 111 - The Book of Wisdom - LIBER ALEPH VEL CXI, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   Child Horus, walking, (as saith Daood, the Badawi that became King in
   his Psalms) upon the Lion and the Dragon; that is, he is in Unity with

Liber 46 - The Key of the Mysteries, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   superstitious receipts ... it was the manual of the Bad priests who
   practised Black Magic during the darkest periods of the middle ages.
   the worst of all the Bad, for they are imbecile and cowardly. The
   battle of life is like a civil war; those who remain neutral betray

Liber 71 - The Voice of the Silence - The Two Paths - The Seven Portals, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   some chance, whereas the Bad Bhikkhu or Non-Bhikkhu, although every
   form of Samadhi was at his fingers' ends, had none. The point is very

Meno, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  'Eat and drink and sit with the mighty, and make yourself agreeable to them; for from the good you will learn what is good, but if you mix with the Bad you will lose the intelligence which you already have.'
  Do you observe that here he seems to imply that virtue can be taught?

r1914 07 08, #Record of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   13) Desire is the Badge of egoistic delight
   14) It is the edge of egoistic delight that opens the soul to self-torture.

Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna (text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  168. Do you, O preacher, carry the Badge of authority? The humblest servant of the king, authorized by
  him, is heard with awe and respect, and can quell a riot by showing his badge; so must you, O preacher,
  sugar. So the holy Paramahamsas and pious men successfully sift the good from the Bad.
  248. The water of a rapid stream moves round and round in eddies and whirlpools in some places; but
  363. A man who spends his time in discussing the good and the Bad qualities of others simply wastes his
  own time. For it is time spent neither in thinking about one's own self nor about the Supreme Self, but in
  well how to distinguish the good ones from the Bad. They know how to find out the mettle of an animal.
  They simply touch the tail, and the effect is miraculous. Those that have no mettle in them offer no

Sophist, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Of late years the Sophists have found an enthusiastic defender in the distinguished historian of Greece. He appears to maintain (1) that the term 'Sophist' is not the name of a particular class, and would have been applied indifferently to Socrates and Plato, as well as to Gorgias and Protagoras; (2) that the Bad sense was imprinted on the word by the genius of Plato; (3) that the principal Sophists were not the corrupters of youth (for the Athenian youth were no more corrupted in the age of Demos thenes than in the age of Pericles), but honourable and estimable persons, who supplied a training in literature which was generally wanted at the time. We will briefly consider how far these statements appear to be justified by facts: and, 1, about the meaning of the word there arises an interesting question:
  Many words are used both in a general and a specific sense, and the two senses are not always clearly distinguished. Sometimes the generic meaning has been narrowed to the specific, while in other cases the specific meaning has been enlarged or altered. Examples of the former class are furnished by some ecclesiastical terms: apostles, prophets, bishops, elders, catholics. Examples of the latter class may also be found in a similar field: jesuits, puritans, methodists, and the like. Sometimes the meaning is both narrowed and enlarged; and a good or bad sense will subsist side by side with a neutral one. A curious effect is produced on the meaning of a word when the very term which is stigmatized by the world (e.g. Methodists) is adopted by the obnoxious or derided class; this tends to define the meaning. Or, again, the opposite result is produced, when the world refuses to allow some sect or body of men the possession of an honourable name which they have assumed, or applies it to them only in mockery or irony.
  2. The use of the term 'Sophist' in the dialogues of Plato also shows that the Bad sense was not affixed by his genius, but already current. When Protagoras says, 'I confess that I am a Sophist,' he implies that the art which he professes has already a bad name; and the words of the young Hippocrates, when with a blush upon his face which is just seen by the light of dawn he admits that he is going to be made 'a Sophist,' would lose their point, unless the term had been discredited. There is nothing surprising in the Sophists having an evil name; that, whether deserved or not, was a natural consequence of their vocation. That they were foreigners, that they made fortunes, that they taught novelties, that they excited the minds of youth, are quite sufficient reasons to account for the opprobrium which attached to them. The genius of Plato could not have stamped the word anew, or have imparted the associations which occur in contemporary writers, such as Xenophon and Isocrates. Changes in the meaning of words can only be made with great difficulty, and not unless they are supported by a strong current of popular feeling. There is nothing improbable in supposing that Plato may have extended and envenomed the meaning, or that he may have done the Sophists the same kind of disservice with posterity which Pascal did to the Jesuits. But the Bad sense of the word was not and could not have been invented by him, and is found in his earlier dialogues, e.g. the Protagoras, as well as in the later.
  3. There is no ground for disbelieving that the principal Sophists, Gorgias, Protagoras, Prodicus, Hippias, were good and honourable men. The notion that they were corrupters of the Athenian youth has no real foundation, and partly arises out of the use of the term 'Sophist' in modern times. The truth is, that we know little about them; and the witness of Plato in their favour is probably not much more historical than his witness against them. Of that national decline of genius, unity, political force, which has been sometimes described as the corruption of youth, the Sophists were one among many signs;in these respects Athens may have degenerated; but, as Mr. Grote remarks, there is no reason to suspect any greater moral corruption in the age of Demos thenes than in the age of Pericles. The Athenian youth were not corrupted in this sense, and therefore the Sophists could not have corrupted them. It is remarkable, and may be fairly set down to their credit, that Plato nowhere attri butes to them that peculiar Greek sympathy with youth, which he ascribes to Parmenides, and which was evidently common in the Socratic circle. Plato delights to exhibit them in a ludicrous point of view, and to show them always rather at a disadvantage in the company of Socrates. But he has no quarrel with their characters, and does not deny that they are respectable men.
  And still there is a track of him which has not yet been followed out by us. Do not our household servants talk of sifting, straining, winnowing? And they also speak of carding, spinning, and the like. All these are processes of division; and of division there are two kinds,one in which like is divided from like, and another in which the good is separated from the Bad. The latter of the two is termed purification; and again, of purification, there are two sorts,of animate bodies (which may be internal or external), and of inanimate. Medicine and gymnastic are the internal purifications of the animate, and bathing the external; and of the inanimate, fulling and cleaning and other humble processes, some of which have ludicrous names. Not that dialectic is a respecter of names or persons, or a despiser of humble occupations; nor does she think much of the greater or less benefits conferred by them. For her aim is knowledge; she wants to know how the arts are related to one another, and would quite as soon learn the nature of hunting from the vermin-destroyer as from the general. And she only desires to have a general name, which shall distinguish purifications of the soul from purifications of the body.
  Now purification is the taking away of evil; and there are two kinds of evil in the soul,the one answering to disease in the body, and the other to deformity. Disease is the discord or war of opposite principles in the soul; and deformity is the want of symmetry, or failure in the attainment of a mark or measure. The latter arises from ignorance, and no one is voluntarily ignorant; ignorance is only the aberration of the soul moving towards knowledge. And as medicine cures the diseases and gymnastic the deformity of the body, so correction cures the injustice, and education (which differs among the Hellenes from mere instruction in the arts) cures the ignorance of the soul. Again, ignorance is twofold, simple ignorance, and ignorance having the conceit of knowledge. And education is also twofold: there is the old-fashioned moral training of our forefa thers, which was very troublesome and not very successful; and another, of a more subtle nature, which proceeds upon a notion that all ignorance is involuntary. The latter convicts a man out of his own mouth, by pointing out to him his inconsistencies and contradictions; and the consequence is that he quarrels with himself, instead of quarrelling with his neighbours, and is cured of prejudices and obstructions by a mode of treatment which is equally entertaining and effectual. The physician of the soul is aware that his patient will receive no nourishment unless he has been cleaned out; and the soul of the Great King himself, if he has not undergone this purification, is unclean and impure.

Symposium translated by B Jowett, #Symposium, #Plato, #Philosophy
  He agrees with Pausanias in maintaining that there are two kinds of love; but his art has led him to the further conclusion that the empire of this double love extends over all things, and is to be found in animals and plants as well as in man. In the human body also there are two loves; and the art of medicine shows which is the good and which is the Bad love, and persuades the body to accept the good and reject the Bad, and reconciles conflicting elements and makes them friends. Every art, gymnastic and husbandry as well as medicine, is the reconciliation of opposites; and this is what Heracleitus meant, when he spoke of a harmony of opposites: but in strictness he should rather have spoken of a harmony which succeeds opposites, for an agreement of disagreements there cannot be. Music too is concerned with the principles of love in their application to harmony and rhythm. In the abstract, all is simple, and we are not troubled with the twofold love; but when they are applied in education with their accompaniments of song and metre, then the discord begins. Then the old tale has to be repeated of fair Urania and the coarse Polyhymnia, who must be indulged sparingly, just as in my own art of medicine care must be taken that the taste of the epicure be gratified without inflicting upon him the attendant penalty of disease.
  There is a similar harmony or disagreement in the course of the seasons and in the relations of moist and dry, hot and cold, hoar frost and blight; and diseases of all sorts spring from the excesses or disorders of the element of love. The knowledge of these elements of love and discord in the heavenly bodies is termed astronomy, in the relations of men towards gods and parents is called divination. For divination is the peacemaker of gods and men, and works by a knowledge of the tendencies of merely human loves to piety and impiety. Such is the power of love; and that love which is just and temperate has the greatest power, and is the source of all our happiness and friendship with the gods and with one another. I dare say that I have omitted to mention many things which you, Aristophanes, may supply, as I perceive that you are cured of the hiccough.
  Eryximachus spoke as follows: Seeing that Pausanias made a fair beginning, and but a lame ending, I must endeavour to supply his deficiency. I think that he has rightly distinguished two kinds of love. But my art further informs me that the double love is not merely an affection of the soul of man towards the fair, or towards anything, but is to be found in the bodies of all animals and in productions of the earth, and I may say in all that is; such is the conclusion which I seem to have gathered from my own art of medicine, whence I learn how great and wonderful and universal is the deity of love, whose empire extends over all things, divine as well as human. And from medicine I will begin that I may do honour to my art. There are in the human body these two kinds of love, which are confessedly different and unlike, and being unlike, they have loves and desires which are unlike; and the desire of the healthy is one, and the desire of the diseased is another; and as Pausanias was just now saying that to indulge good men is honourable, and bad men dishonourable:so too in the body the good and healthy elements are to be indulged, and the Bad elements and the elements of disease are not to be indulged, but discouraged. And this is what the physician has to do, and in this the art of medicine consists: for medicine may be regarded generally as the knowledge of the loves and desires of the body, and how to satisfy them or not; and the best physician is he who is able to separate fair love from foul, or to convert one into the other; and he who knows how to eradicate and how to implant love, whichever is required, and can reconcile the most hostile elements in the constitution and make them loving friends, is a skilful practitioner. Now the most hostile are the most opposite, such as hot and cold, bitter and sweet, moist and dry, and the like. And my ancestor, Asclepius, knowing how to implant friendship and accord in these elements, was the creator of our art, as our friends the poets here tell us, and I believe them; and not only medicine in every branch but the arts of gymnastic and husbandry are under his dominion. Any one who pays the least attention to the subject will also perceive that in music there is the same reconciliation of opposites; and I suppose that this must have been the meaning of Heracleitus, although his words are not accurate; for he says that The One is united by disunion, like the harmony of the bow and the lyre. Now there is an absurdity saying that harmony is discord or is composed of elements which are still in a state of discord. But what he probably meant was, that harmony is composed of differing notes of higher or lower pitch which disagreed once, but are now reconciled by the art of music; for if the higher and lower notes still disagreed, there could be no harmony,clearly not. For harmony is a symphony, and symphony is an agreement; but an agreement of disagreements while they disagree there cannot be; you cannot harmonize that which disagrees. In like manner rhythm is compounded of elements short and long, once differing and now in accord; which accordance, as in the former instance, medicine, so in all these other cases, music implants, making love and unison to grow up among them; and thus music, too, is concerned with the principles of love in their application to harmony and rhythm. Again, in the essential nature of harmony and rhythm there is no difficulty in discerning love which has not yet become double. But when you want to use them in actual life, either in the composition of songs or in the correct performance of airs or metres composed already, which latter is called education, then the difficulty begins, and the good artist is needed. Then the old tale has to be repeated of fair and heavenly lovethe love of Urania the fair and heavenly muse, and of the duty of accepting the temperate, and those who are as yet intemperate only that they may become temperate, and of preserving their love; and again, of the vulgar Polyhymnia, who must be used with circumspection that the pleasure be enjoyed, but may not generate licentiousness; just as in my own art it is a great matter so to regulate the desires of the epicure that he may gratify his tastes without the attendant evil of disease. Whence I infer that in music, in medicine, in all other things human as well as divine, both loves ought to be noted as far as may be, for they are both present.
  The course of the seasons is also full of both these principles; and when, as I was saying, the elements of hot and cold, moist and dry, attain the harmonious love of one another and blend in temperance and harmony, they bring to men, animals, and plants health and plenty, and do them no harm; whereas the wanton love, getting the upper hand and affecting the seasons of the year, is very destructive and injurious, being the source of pestilence, and bringing many other kinds of diseases on animals and plants; for hoar-frost and hail and blight spring from the excesses and disorders of these elements of love, which to know in relation to the revolutions of the heavenly bodies and the seasons of the year is termed astronomy. Furthermore all sacrifices and the whole province of divination, which is the art of communion between gods and menthese, I say, are concerned only with the preservation of the good and the cure of the evil love. For all manner of impiety is likely to ensue if, instead of accepting and honouring and reverencing the harmonious love in all his actions, a man honours the other love, whether in his feelings towards gods or parents, towards the living or the dead. Wherefore the business of divination is to see to these loves and to heal them, and divination is the peacemaker of gods and men, working by a knowledge of the religious or irreligious tendencies which exist in human loves. Such is the great and mighty, or rather omnipotent force of love in general. And the love, more especially, which is concerned with the good, and which is perfected in company with temperance and justice, whether among gods or men, has the greatest power, and is the source of all our happiness and harmony, and makes us friends with the gods who are above us, and with one another. I dare say that I too have omitted several things which might be said in praise of Love, but this was not intentional, and you, Aristophanes, may now supply the omission or take some other line of commendation; for I perceive that you are rid of the hiccough.

Talks With Sri Aurobindo 2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
  and bad effects, it is the good aspect that acts in a disease, while the Bad effect remains behind. For instance, aspirin when given in rheumatism exerts
  only its good effect.
  SRI AUROBINDO: the Bad effect has no occasion to exert itself, so it has
  time to lie idle! (Laughter)

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  Fate of the Good and the Bad in Israel
  8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not;

The Dwellings of the Philosophers, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Dieu le Feu (God the Fire), which explains and justifies the Badge adopted by the crusader knights and its color:
  a red cross borne on the right shoulder.
  flexibility makes it impossible for the layman to separate the wheat from the chaff, the Bad
  from the good, the error from the truth. It is but necessary for us to assert how much we
  conditions or perhaps from the Bad quality of the stone; the inscription which ornamented a
  streamer, traces of which we can still see, has been completely erased. As we have previously

The Golden Sentences of Democrates, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  44. It is a dreadful thing to imitate the Bad, and to be unwilling to imitate the good.
  45. It is a shameful thing for a man to be employed about the affairs of others, but to be ignorant of his own.

The Gospel According to Matthew, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the Bad tree bears evil fruit. 18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
  21 "Not every one who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'
  44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the Bad. 49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. 51 "Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes."
  52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."

The Pilgrims Progress, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  {33} Then I stepped to him that plucked him out, and said, Sir, wherefore, since over this place is the way from the City of Destruction to yonder gate, is it that this plat is not mended, that poor travellers might go thither with more security? And he said unto me, This miry slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually run, and therefore it is called the Slough of Despond; for still, as the sinner is awakened about his lost condition, there ariseth in his soul many fears, and doubts, and discouraging apprehensions, which all of them get together, and settle in this place. And this is the reason of the Badness of this ground.
  {34} It is not the pleasure of the King that this place should remain so bad. [Isa. 35:3,4] His labourers also have, by the direction of His Majesty's surveyors, been for above these sixteen hundred years employed about this patch of ground, if perhaps it might have been mended: yea, and to my knowledge, said he, here have been swallowed up at least twenty thousand cart-loads, yea, millions of wholesome instructions, that have at all seasons been brought from all places of the King's dominions, and they that can tell, say they are the best materials to make good ground of the place; if so be, it might have been mended, but it is the Slough of Despond still, and so will be when they have done what they can.

Timaeus, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  SOCRATES: And do you also remember how, with a view of securing as far as we could the best breed, we said that the chief magistrates, male and female, should contrive secretly, by the use of certain lots, so to arrange the nuptial meeting, that the Bad of either sex and the good of either sex might pair with their like; and there was to be no quarrelling on this account, for they would imagine that the union was a mere accident, and was to be attri buted to the lot?
  TIMAEUS: I remember.
  SOCRATES: And you remember how we said that the children of the good parents were to be educated, and the children of the Bad secretly dispersed among the inferior citizens; and while they were all growing up the rulers were to be on the look-out, and to bring up from below in their turn those who were worthy, and those among themselves who were unworthy were to take the places of those who came up?
  TIMAEUS: True.
  Such is the manner in which diseases of the body arise; the disorders of the soul, which depend upon the body, originate as follows. We must acknowledge disease of the mind to be a want of intelligence; and of this there are two kinds; to wit, madness and ignorance. In whatever state a man experiences either of them, that state may be called disease; and excessive pains and pleasures are justly to be regarded as the greatest diseases to which the soul is liable. For a man who is in great joy or in great pain, in his unreasonable eagerness to attain the one and to avoid the other, is not able to see or to hear anything rightly; but he is mad, and is at the time utterly incapable of any participation in reason. He who has the seed about the spinal marrow too plentiful and overflowing, like a tree overladen with fruit, has many throes, and also obtains many pleasures in his desires and their offspring, and is for the most part of his life deranged, because his pleasures and pains are so very great; his soul is rendered foolish and disordered by his body; yet he is regarded not as one diseased, but as one who is voluntarily bad, which is a mistake. The truth is that the intemperance of love is a disease of the soul due chiefly to the moisture and fluidity which is produced in one of the elements by the loose consistency of the bones. And in general, all that which is termed the incontinence of pleasure and is deemed a reproach under the idea that the wicked voluntarily do wrong is not justly a matter for reproach. For no man is voluntarily bad; but the Bad become bad by reason of an ill disposition of the body and bad education, things which are hateful to every man and happen to him against his will. And in the case of pain too in like manner the soul suffers much evil from the body. For where the acid and briny phlegm and other bitter and bilious humours wander about in the body, and find no exit or escape, but are pent up within and mingle their own vapours with the motions of the soul, and are blended with them, they produce all sorts of diseases, more or fewer, and in every degree of intensity; and being carried to the three places of the soul, whichever they may severally assail, they create infinite varieties of ill-temper and melancholy, of rashness and cowardice, and also of forgetfulness and stupidity. Further, when to this evil constitution of body evil forms of government are added and evil discourses are uttered in private as well as in public, and no sort of instruction is given in youth to cure these evils, then all of us who are bad become bad from two causes which are entirely beyond our control. In such cases the planters are to blame rather than the plants, the educators rather than the educated. But however that may be, we should endeavour as far as we can by education, and studies, and learning, to avoid vice and attain virtue; this, however, is part of another subject.
  There is a corresponding enquiry concerning the mode of treatment by which the mind and the body are to be preserved, about which it is meet and right that I should say a word in turn; for it is more our duty to speak of the good than of the evil. Everything that is good is fair, and the fair is not without proportion, and the animal which is to be fair must have due proportion. Now we perceive lesser symmetries or proportions and reason about them, but of the highest and greatest we take no heed; for there is no proportion or disproportion more productive of health and disease, and virtue and vice, than that between soul and body. This however we do not perceive, nor do we reflect that when a weak or small frame is the vehicle of a great and mighty soul, or conversely, when a little soul is encased in a large body, then the whole animal is not fair, for it lacks the most important of all symmetries; but the due proportion of mind and body is the fairest and loveliest of all sights to him who has the seeing eye. Just as a body which has a leg too long, or which is unsymmetrical in some other respect, is an unpleasant sight, and also, when doing its share of work, is much distressed and makes convulsive efforts, and often stumbles through awkwardness, and is the cause of infinite evil to its own selfin like manner we should conceive of the double nature which we call the living being; and when in this compound there is an impassioned soul more powerful than the body, that soul, I say, convulses and fills with disorders the whole inner nature of man; and when eager in the pursuit of some sort of learning or study, causes wasting; or again, when teaching or disputing in private or in public, and strifes and controversies arise, inflames and dissolves the composite frame of man and introduces rheums; and the nature of this phenomenon is not understood by most professors of medicine, who ascribe it to the opposite of the real cause. And once more, when a body large and too strong for the soul is united to a small and weak intelligence, then inasmuch as there are two desires natural to man,one of food for the sake of the body, and one of wisdom for the sake of the diviner part of usthen, I say, the motions of the stronger, getting the better and increasing their own power, but making the soul dull, and stupid, and forgetful, engender ignorance, which is the greatest of diseases. There is one protection against both kinds of disproportion:that we should not move the body without the soul or the soul without the body, and thus they will be on their guard against each other, and be healthy and well balanced. And therefore the mathematician or any one else whose thoughts are much absorbed in some intellectual pursuit, must allow his body also to have due exercise, and practise gymnastic; and he who is careful to fashion the body, should in turn impart to the soul its proper motions, and should cultivate music and all philosophy, if he would deserve to be called truly fair and truly good. And the separate parts should be treated in the same manner, in imitation of the pattern of the universe; for as the body is heated and also cooled within by the elements which enter into it, and is again dried up and moistened by external things, and experiences these and the like affections from both kinds of motions, the result is that the body if given up to motion when in a state of quiescence is overmastered and perishes; but if any one, in imitation of that which we call the foster-mother and nurse of the universe, will not allow the body ever to be inactive, but is always producing motions and agitations through its whole extent, which form the natural defence against other motions both internal and external, and by moderate exercise reduces to order according to their affinities the particles and affections which are wandering about the body, as we have already said when speaking of the universe, he will not allow enemy placed by the side of enemy to stir up wars and disorders in the body, but he will place friend by the side of friend, so as to create health. Now of all motions that is the best which is produced in a thing by itself, for it is most akin to the motion of thought and of the universe; but that motion which is caused by others is not so good, and worst of all is that which moves the body, when at rest, in parts only and by some external agency. Wherefore of all modes of purifying and re-uniting the body the best is gymnastic; the next best is a surging motion, as in sailing or any other mode of conveyance which is not fatiguing; the third sort of motion may be of use in a case of extreme necessity, but in any other will be adopted by no man of sense: I mean the purgative treatment of physicians; for diseases unless they are very dangerous should not be irritated by medicines, since every form of disease is in a manner akin to the living being, whose complex frame has an appointed term of life. For not the whole race only, but each individualbarring inevitable accidentscomes into the world having a fixed span, and the triangles in us are originally framed with power to last for a certain time, beyond which no man can prolong his life. And this holds also of the constitution of diseases; if any one regardless of the appointed time tries to subdue them by medicine, he only aggravates and multiplies them. Wherefore we ought always to manage them by regimen, as far as a man can spare the time, and not provoke a disagreeable enemy by medicines.

Verses of Vemana, #is Book, #unset, #Zen
  In the thousand verses thus composed by Vemadu, many as are the Bad, equally numerous are the good. Secrecy gives a charm to beauty and obscurity to wisdom; should not a lovely girl lie exposed naked on the couch.


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The Good, The Bad and the Huckleberry Hound(1988) - Another part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars series which is a series of TV movies shown in the late 80s featuring Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound an
Payback(1999) - Mel Gibson takes the bad guy role and turns it on its ear for this gritty & darkly funny tale of vengence, adapted from Donald Westlake's novel "The Hunter" which in turn became the basis for the 60s Lee Marvin classic, "Point Blank". "Payback" has Gibson taking on the role of Porter, a ruthless thi...
Airplane II: The Sequel(1982) - Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle (the XR-2200, not to be confused with the XR-2300), he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spacesh...
The Bad Pack(1997) - Ralph Moeller and Roddy Piper star in this action drama about a team of soldiers of fortune hired to defend a small town after an underground militia group tries to claim the community as their own.
Operation Delta Force II: Mayday(1998) - In this action thriller, a group of terrorists take over an ocean liner with 3,000 passengers on board, but what the bad guys don't know is that the captain of the ship is one Halsey Long (Dale Dye). The good captain's son is Skip Long (Michael McGrady), leader of the crack anti-terrorist squad the...
Girlfriend from Hell(1989) - With its catchy title and over-the-top premise, this fairly amusing horror comedy plays like a kinder, gentler variation on the type of fare offered by the bad-taste moguls at Troma Studios. The story begins in the thick of a metaphysical battle between a decidedly female Satan (Lezlie Deane) and on...
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die(1996) - Dr. Westlake/Darkman (Arnold Vosloo) is up to his old tricks, stealing from the bad and keeping for himself while still trying to perfect his synthetic skin which only lasts 99 minutes in the light. After stealing from industrialist and mobster/drug dealer Peter Rooker (Jeff Fahey), Westlake is appr...
Ashanti(1979) - Dr. David Linderby and his wife Anansa are carrying out a medical mission in a small African village when Anansa is kidnapped by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything by traveling across the desert to find and recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an e...
Hanky Panky(1982) - An architect accidentally gets caught up in a web of intrigue and murder when he ends up on the run on false murder charges. Kate is a woman out to find her brother's killer. The two team up, but not before first thinking each other are the bad guys. The duo end up on a wild cross-country ride from...
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan(1978) - A crooked promoter(Tony Curtis),hoping to make some easy money,manages the Bears as they head to Japan.The third,and final,film of the series.
The Bad And The Beautiful(1952) - The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film that tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. It stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame and Gilbert Roland. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli and written b...
Amos & Andrew(1993) - When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a thief in his jail, Amos Odell a deal....
The Bad Seed(1956) - A mother named Christine Penmark lives with her husband (currently away on military duty) and their daughter, Rhoda. Rhoda is a well, proper and sweetheart, Later it turns out a young boy has drowned at Rhona's school, Christine start to unravel that Rhoda may not be the good girl everyone think she...
Carnage(1968) - A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiance.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly(1966) - A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
The Spirit(2008) - Rookie Cop Denny Colt Return's From The Beyond As The Spirit, A Superhero Whose Mission Is To Fight Off Against The Bad Forces In Central City.
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock(1998) - Grandpa tells Littlefoot about their mythical hero called the Lone Dinosaur. Cera gets a niece and nephew to take care of. Later, the kids accidentally chip the lucky Saurus Rock, and need to fix it before the bad luck hits.
L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach(1998) - A stolen computer disk contains the location of a hidden tresaure trove. It's up to the sexy ladies of LETHAL (Legion to Ensure Total Harmony and Law) to find the treasure before the bad guys do. Will the forces of evil be able to overcome LETHAL's powerful combination of bullets, brains, and boobs?
Wreck-It Ralph(2012) - When Litwak's Arcade closes at night all the characters are free to come out of their own games to visit others. Wreck-It Ralph, the main bad guy in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. vows to change his role and stop being the bad guy in the video game. He may soon find his chance in the saccharine racing ga...
The Bad Seed(1985) - Christine Penmark is a single mother raising her daughter Rachel Penmark. Everybody loves and adores Rachel however everything may not be as it seems. A series of deaths start centering around Rachel and Christine begins to question Rachel's childhoo
White House Down(2013) - Capitol police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the bad news, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. While he and his daug...
Angel and the Badman (1947) ::: 6.9/10 -- Passed | 1h 40min | Romance, Western | 15 February 1947 (USA) -- Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in. Director: James Edward Grant Writer:
Appleseed (2004) ::: 7.0/10 -- Appurushdo (original title) -- Appleseed Poster -- In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind? Director: Shinji Aramaki
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) ::: 6.6/10 -- The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (original title) -- Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Poster -- Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. Director: Werner Herzog Writer:
Into the Badlands ::: TV-14 | 42min | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Series (20152019) -- A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons. Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Into the Badlands ::: TV-14 | 42min | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Series (2015-2019) Episode Guide 32 episodes Into the Badlands Poster -- A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons. Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Lovesick ::: TV-MA | 24min | Comedy | TV Series (20142018) -- After finding out he has an STD, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news. Creator: Tom Edge
Nash Bridges ::: TV-14 | 1h | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Series (19962001) -- A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area. Creator:
Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (2008) ::: 7.9/10 -- G | 47min | Comedy | TV Movie 7 December 2008 -- It has been one year since the boys have become rich. Julian decided to keep the money safe, but when it comes time for everyone to get their share, the money is lost forever. Director: Mike Clattenburg Writers: Mike Clattenburg, Timm Hannebohm Stars:
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) ::: 7.8/10 -- Passed | 1h 58min | Drama, Romance | 9 February 1953 (Brazil) -- An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. Director: Vincente Minnelli Writers: Charles Schnee (screenplay), George Bradshaw (story)
The Bad News Bears (1976) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1976 (USA) -- An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. Director: Michael Ritchie Writer: Bill Lancaster
The Bad Seed (1956) ::: 7.5/10 -- Approved | 2h 9min | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 12 September 1956 (USA) -- A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer. Director: Mervyn LeRoy Writers: John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Maxwell Anderson (play) | 1 more credit
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008) ::: 7.3/10 -- Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (original title) -- The Good the Bad the Weird Poster -- The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Director: Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon) Writers:
We Were Soldiers (2002) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 2h 18min | Action, Drama, History | 1 March 2002 (USA) -- The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news. Director: Randall Wallace Writers:,_The_Bad_and_The_Cuddly,_the_Bad_and_the_Snotty's_Legends_of_Tomorrow_(TV_Series)_Episode:_The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Cuddly,_the_Bad,_and_the_Crispy,_the_Bad,_and_Chieftess,_the_Bad,_and_A_Pup_Named_Scooby-Doo,_the_Bad,_and_Huckleberry_Hound:_Hokey's_Story/Trailer_transcripts,_the_Bad,_and_Huckleberry_Hound:_Sheriff_Yogi_Goes_West,_the_Bad,_and_Otto_Hound,_the_Bad,_and_Scuttlebutt,_the_Bad,_and_Sheriff_Yogi:_Stinky,_We_Shrunk_Ourselves!,_the_Bad,_and_Sheriff_Yogi/Trailer_transcripts,_The_Bad_&_El_Tigre,_The_Bad,_and_the_Tigre,_Book_One,_Book_Two,_Part_I,_Part_III,_Part_IV,_the_Bad,_and_the_Dead,_Really_Bad,_The_Bad_and_The_Tightwad,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly_(CON_episode),_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly),_the_Bad_and_the_Alien_(novel),_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly_(documentary),_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly_(comic_story),_the_Bad,_and_The_Badass,_The_Bad_&_The_Hendy
Candy Candy -- -- Toei Animation -- 115 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Drama Shoujo -- Candy Candy Candy Candy -- This story is about a girl, Candy, who is an orphan. She is a nice and optimistic girl and she has a warm heart. When she was a child, she lived in an orphanage called Pony's Home. She had a good friend called Annie. And she met the "Prince of the Hill" who is a important person in her life, on the hill behind the orphanage. -- -- She was adopted by the Leagan's family. What's awaiting her are the bad-hearted Neil and his sister, Eliza. One day, in the rose garden, she met a boy, who is identical to the "Prince of the Hill" who she had met in her childhood. The boy is called Anthony. Thereafter, a fantastic story that she has never expected begins. -- -- (Source: AnimeNfo) -- TV - Oct 1, 1976 -- 22,866 7.52
Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen -- -- Kyoto Animation -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Drama Romance School Slice of Life -- Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen -- Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen is set in an alternate reality where Tomoya Okazaki dates his junior, Tomoyo Sakagami. -- -- Tomoyo has been elected to be the school's next Student Council President. This is great news as she can now work toward her goal of preventing the school's cherry blossom trees from being axed. Although Tomoya is ecstatic for her, given his reputation as a delinquent in school, his relationship with Tomoyo is making them the subject of gossip around the campus, which can potentially compromise her standing as Student Council President. The school community's disapproval of their relationship becomes more apparent when the Student Council's Vice-President and even the school's administration warn Tomoya to distance himself from Tomoyo. -- -- With the bad atmosphere widening the rift between Tomoya and Tomoyo, will Tomoya succumb to societal pressure and do as they say, or will their love for each other rise above it all? -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- Special - Jul 16, 2008 -- 262,192 7.98
DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory -- -- NAZ -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Sci-Fi Psychological Drama Shounen Ai -- DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory -- Data xx Transitory is the thirteenth and bonus episode of the DRAMAtical Murder animation. It features all of the bad endings from the original game. -- -- (Source: DRAMAtical Murder Wiki) -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- Special - Dec 24, 2014 -- 26,626 6.05
DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory -- -- NAZ -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Sci-Fi Psychological Drama Shounen Ai -- DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory DRAMAtical Murder: Data_xx_Transitory -- Data xx Transitory is the thirteenth and bonus episode of the DRAMAtical Murder animation. It features all of the bad endings from the original game. -- -- (Source: DRAMAtical Murder Wiki) -- Special - Dec 24, 2014 -- 26,626 6.05
Inferno Cop -- -- Trigger -- 13 eps -- Original -- Action Comedy Police -- Inferno Cop Inferno Cop -- Jack Knife Edge Town is as edgy as it sounds, and it's up to Inferno Cop to stop that edge from tearing his city apart. He's both law and outlaw, dispensing ungodly justice to evildoers like a candy machine. Lowlifes, gangsters, and even hellspawn all infest Inferno Cop's hunting ground, but that's the good news. The bad news? Prior to the story, his family was brutally murdered by Southern Cross, a shady organization that made the worst mistake imaginable by doing so. Now, Inferno Cop's limiters have been removed and his mercy rung more dry than the entrails of his victims. -- -- Something is welling up in Inferno Cop's city, however, and soon he'll face the most daunting gauntlet of his life involving him literally falling into and escaping from Hell. A flaming head won't be enough to ward off the true evil that's rapidly approaching—Inferno Cop must call upon all his allies and his own wacky antics to conquer the trials that await him. -- -- ONA - Dec 25, 2012 -- 86,755 7.28
Kekkaishi (TV) -- -- Sunrise -- 52 eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Comedy Demons Supernatural Shounen -- Kekkaishi (TV) Kekkaishi (TV) -- Yoshimura Sumimura comes from a long line of "Kekkaishi," individuals who have supernatural abilities and are able to destroy evil creatures called Ayakashi that venture into the human realm from time to time. The Ayakashi are demons that look to feast on the power emanating from the land of Karasumori, which also happens to be where Yoshimura's high school is located. Now, Yoshimura must fight to protect his beloved school and hometown. Although, if it were up to him, he would rather be baking cakes than fighting off the ugly characters that show up at night. -- -- Thankfully, Yoshimura isn't the only one helping to keep the baddies at bay. His childhood friend and neighbor, Tokine Yukimura, joins him in this righteous battle. Despite the fact that they are from rival clans, these two make a fantastic team. And teamwork is something vital to fighting the evil that is closing in, as the Ayakashi attack in waves, looking to claim the land as their own, and a shadowy organization looks on, ready to pounce when the time is right... -- -- Licensor: -- VIZ Media -- TV - Oct 16, 2006 -- 94,335 7.62
Kekkaishi (TV) -- -- Sunrise -- 52 eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Comedy Demons Supernatural Shounen -- Kekkaishi (TV) Kekkaishi (TV) -- Yoshimura Sumimura comes from a long line of "Kekkaishi," individuals who have supernatural abilities and are able to destroy evil creatures called Ayakashi that venture into the human realm from time to time. The Ayakashi are demons that look to feast on the power emanating from the land of Karasumori, which also happens to be where Yoshimura's high school is located. Now, Yoshimura must fight to protect his beloved school and hometown. Although, if it were up to him, he would rather be baking cakes than fighting off the ugly characters that show up at night. -- -- Thankfully, Yoshimura isn't the only one helping to keep the baddies at bay. His childhood friend and neighbor, Tokine Yukimura, joins him in this righteous battle. Despite the fact that they are from rival clans, these two make a fantastic team. And teamwork is something vital to fighting the evil that is closing in, as the Ayakashi attack in waves, looking to claim the land as their own, and a shadowy organization looks on, ready to pounce when the time is right... -- TV - Oct 16, 2006 -- 94,335 7.62
Tenchi Muyou! GXP -- -- AIC -- 26 eps -- Original -- Action Comedy Harem Mecha Police Sci-Fi Shounen Space -- Tenchi Muyou! GXP Tenchi Muyou! GXP -- From crashing his bike to falling in lakes, Seina Yamada just cannot shake the bad luck that follows him. But his fortune begins to change when he is forcibly recruited into the Galaxy Police and ends up capturing the most pirates in the force. -- -- Now, Seina is no longer just the unfortunate boy from Earth; he is a man that pirates have come to fear. Despite his reputation, Seina is still the same clumsy guy, but at least he has Amane Kaunaq, a former model, and Kiriko Masaki, his long time friend, to keep him together. With their help, Seina sets out on an adventure in the hopes of becoming a great Galaxy Police Officer. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Apr 2, 2002 -- 26,510 7.17
Tong Ling Fei -- -- Haoliners Animation League -- 16 eps -- Web manga -- Comedy Historical Drama Romance -- Tong Ling Fei Tong Ling Fei -- When Qian Yunshang's marriage to Ye Youming is arranged by the emperor, she is terrified that the bad blood between their families will lead to her being treated miserably in the Ye household. Torn between duty and concern for his daughter, Qian Aotian devises a reckless plan. He summons his firstborn daughter—her existence unknown to all but his own family—to be the stand-in for her younger sister. -- -- Due to her unusual powers, Qian Yun Xi was exiled by her family when she was a child. Deprived of filial affection, she made a life of her own amid the wilderness on Mt. Ling Yun. However, everything begins to change when she marries Ye Youming in her sister's stead. -- -- Harboring immense contempt for the family of Qian, Ye Youming refuses to acknowledge Qian Yun Xi as his wife and treats her coldly, going so far as to banish her from his palace grounds. But he can only resist her childlike charm and boldness for so long... -- -- ONA - Nov 30, 2018 -- 20,014 7.71
Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon! -- -- Studio Hibari -- 172 eps -- Manga -- Kids Adventure Fantasy Magic Comedy Romance School Drama Shoujo -- Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon! Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon! -- Kaede is a cheerful and energetic eighth grader. When it comes to boys, however, she is hopelessly shy. -- -- One day, on her way home from school, Kaede walks into a mysterious shop and buys a colorful cocoa mug. When she reaches home, she casually peeks into the bottom of the mug and discovers an engraved note, which says, "If you read this message aloud while pouring hot cocoa into the mug, a love fairy ("muglox") will appear and grant your every wish." The skeptical but curious Kaede follows the directions and announces her wish to date Yuuki, the class heartthrob. Suddenly, the adorable blue Mirumo appears! We soon find out, however, that this cute little muglox would rather eat chocolate and create mischief than help Kaede. -- -- Mirumo, it seems, is prince of the muglox world. Horrified at the prospect of having to marry Rirumu, his princess bride-to-be, Mirumo has escaped the muglox world. Hot on his heels, however, are Rirumu, Yashichi the bounty hunter, and a cast of hundreds of muglox ranging from the good to the bad to the nutty. This gang of adorable troublemakers will see to it that school life for Kaede and her friends is never the same... -- -- (Source: mirmo-zibang) -- -- Licensor: -- VIZ Media -- TV - Apr 6, 2002 -- 15,504 7.30
Weiß Kreuz -- -- Magic Bus, Plum -- 25 eps -- Original -- Action Drama Shounen -- Weiß Kreuz Weiß Kreuz -- Aya, Yoji, Ken, and Omi are the four young men who comprise Weiss Kruez (WK), an assassin group who eliminates certain menaces to society. Each member has his own trademark fighting style. Aya is adept at fighting with a katana, Yoji has mastered the art of strangulation via strings, Ken is lethal with his metal claws, while Omi specializes in a wide array of projectiles. Under the command of a mysterious man known only as "Persia", the WK is dispatched to take care of drug rings, terrorist factions, and the like. But as things go along, they discover that most, if not all, the bad elements they have dealt with are somehow connected to the Takatori family. The Takatori family is rich, powerful, and influential. It seems if the problem is to be nipped in the bud, the WK would have to put an end to one of Japan's most prominent clans. -- -- (Source: AniDB) -- -- Licensor: -- Media Blasters -- TV - Apr 9, 1998 -- 16,739 6.72
Weiß Kreuz -- -- Magic Bus, Plum -- 25 eps -- Original -- Action Drama Shounen -- Weiß Kreuz Weiß Kreuz -- Aya, Yoji, Ken, and Omi are the four young men who comprise Weiss Kruez (WK), an assassin group who eliminates certain menaces to society. Each member has his own trademark fighting style. Aya is adept at fighting with a katana, Yoji has mastered the art of strangulation via strings, Ken is lethal with his metal claws, while Omi specializes in a wide array of projectiles. Under the command of a mysterious man known only as "Persia", the WK is dispatched to take care of drug rings, terrorist factions, and the like. But as things go along, they discover that most, if not all, the bad elements they have dealt with are somehow connected to the Takatori family. The Takatori family is rich, powerful, and influential. It seems if the problem is to be nipped in the bud, the WK would have to put an end to one of Japan's most prominent clans. -- -- (Source: AniDB) -- TV - Apr 9, 1998 -- 16,739 6.72
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