I do not believe there is a way in which this deeply entrenched evil can be quickly healed. But until this goal is reached there is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.
Evil is the absence of God.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse.
The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.
The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil.
We approach truth only inasmuch as we depart from life. For what do we, who love truth, strive after in life? To free ourselves from the body, and from all the evil that is caused by the life of the body! If so, then how can we fail to be glad when death comes to us? The wise man seeks death all his life and therefore death is not terrible to him.
The author’s Socrates admonishes paramount awareness human limitations. If we do good to those we evaluate as good and evil to those we evaluate at the evil, and we are wrong, we have been made the world less just.