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  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Wickedness) The philosophical question of whether morality is absolute or relative leads to questions about the nature of evil, with views. — “Evil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Wicked problem" is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve C. West Churchman introduced the concept of wicked problems in a "Guest Editorial" of Management Science (Vol. 14, No. 4, December 1967) by referring to "a recent. — “Wicked problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Even religion and philanthropy are wicked to God to the extent that these originate from Genesis 6:5: "The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that. — “Total depravity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • I asked him why he had taken the human form as a model. There seemed to me then, and there still seems to me now, a strange wickedness for that choice. — “The Island of Dr Moreau” by HG Wells
  • Do not say, “Sin is mighty, wickedness is mighty, evil environment is mighty, and we are lonely and helpless, and evil environment is wearing us away and hindering our good work from being done.” Fly from that dejection, children! There is only one means of salvation, then take yourself and make yourself responsible for all men’s sins, that is the truth, you know, friends, for as soon as you sincerely make yourself responsible for everything and for all men, you will see at once that it is really so, and that you are to blame for every one and for all things. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • We are to have our souls pure and clean, at that moment at least wherein we pray to Him, and purified from all vicious passions; otherwise we ourselves present Him the rods wherewith to chastise us; instead of repairing anything we have done amiss, we double the wickedness and the offence when we offer to Him, to whom we are to sue for pardon, an affection full of irreverence and hatred. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • If Lady Carbury felt, as no doubt she did feel, bound to afford a home to her ruined son in spite of all his wickedness and folly, that home should be found far away from London. — “The Way We Live Now” by Anthony Trollope
  • Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs of species hitherto unknown, that would start up under his fingers? Or might it suffice him that every wholesome growth should be converted into something deleterious and malignant at his touch? Did the sun, which shone so brightly everywhere else, really fall upon him? Or was there, as it rather seemed, a circle of ominous shadow moving along with his deformity whichever way he turned himself? And whither was he now going? Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance? Or would he spread bat's wings and flee away, looking so much the uglier the higher he rose towards heaven? — “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Inside these breast-bones I lie smutch'd and choked, Beneath this face that appears so impassive hell's tides continually run, Lusts and wickedness are acceptable to me, I walk with delinquents with passionate love, I feel I am of them–I belong to those convicts and prostitutes myself, And henceforth I will not deny them–for how can I deny myself? — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman

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