When I say “no
It is easy to identify a shallow person by the attention he gives to what will do him absolutely no good.
Everybody sins, Francis. The terrible thing is that we love our sins. We love the thing that makes us evil.
People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.
All evil begins with this belief: that another’s existence is less precious than mine.
Good at the wrong place and time becomes evil; evil in the right place and time becomes good.
What is worse than doing evil, is being evil
Rincewind stared, and knew that there were far worse things than Evil. All the demons in Hell would torture your very soul, but that was precisely because they valued souls very highly; evil would always try to steal the universe, but at least it considered the universe worth stealing. But the gray world behind those empty eyes would trample and destroy without even according its victims the dignity of hatred. It wouldn’t even notice them.
She released her grievances like handfuls of birdseed: They are there, and they are gone.
Whenever the balance of power was unequal, there was a driver and a driven. Power was the lethal vice, the turn-on with evil built into it, because it required a victim to manifest itself. Power implied subject and object. They needed some way to recognize (for everyone to recognize) that everybody was a subject.