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Sunday Dispatch #337
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.
~Leonardo da Vinci
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
~Pearl S. Buck
The Most Important Command
When the Pharisees heard how he had bested the Sadducees, they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show him up: "Teacher, which command in God's Law is the most important?"
Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.' This is the most important, the first on any list.
But there is a second to set alongside it: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.' These two commands are pegs; everything in God's Law and the Prophets hangs from them."
~Matthew 22:34-40 (The Message)
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