The good is the brother of the true; it will help its brother

Evil always possible ; goodness eternally difficult

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth


"Who are you then?" "I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good." ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, First Part

"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

"it's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it." ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

"The worst memories stick with us, while the nice ones always seem to slip through our fingers." ― Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Save

"Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always." ― Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi: An autobiography

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn,

The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

""Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart -- and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains ... an unuprooted small corner of evil. Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world: They struggle with the evil inside a human being (inside every human being). It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person." ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

C S Lewis

Creatures which can go wrong or right

"God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but I can't. If a thing is free to be good it's also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata -of creatures that worked like machines- would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they've got to be free. Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently, He thought it worth the risk. (...) If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will -that is, for making a real world in which creatures can do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen, instead of a toy world which only moves when He pulls the strings- then we may take it it is worth paying." ― C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity

"Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived." ― Shane Claiborne

"The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones." ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth

Tell me there is still good in the world

― Marie Lu, Champion

"The sun never sets on the land of truth."

"The Matshona Dhliwayo

measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end." ― Neal Shusterman, UnWholly"Oh goodness infinite, goodness immense! That all this good of evil shall produce, And evil turn to good; more wonderful Than that which by creation first brought forth Light out of darkness! Full of doubt I stand, Whether I should repent me now of sin By me done, and occasioned; or rejoice Much more, that much more good thereof shall spring; To God more glory, more good-will to men From God, and over wrath grace shall abound." ― John Milton, Paradise Lost

"Sometimes there's other reason for helping, other than personal gain or benefit," added Sam softly. "Friendship, companionship, trust and love are not confined to light alone...they are harder won, fewer seen...but no less real." ― Eve Forward, Villains by Necessity .
"Strange how something good can come from something horrible." ― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx