do evil

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Before he was condemned they had often held discussions, in which they agreed that no man should either do evil, or return evil for evil, or betray the right.
They strengthened me to do evil, to forget my Search.
To live only so as not to do evil and not to have to repent is not enough.
Referring to Google's philosophy, "You can make money without doing evil", the committee's chairwoman Margaret Hodge told Vice President Matt Brittin: "You are a company that says you do no evil and I think that you do do evil in that you use smoke and mirrors to avoid paying tax.
The modern mind has trouble coming to grips with the reality of evil and that some people choose to do evil acts.
Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things, but for good people to do evil things it takes religion.
A teacher, when he instructs a student with a whipping does not do evil.
Their social constructions of (relatively harmless) individual acts as "sin" deflects attention from themselves as the institutions and persons who actually do evil to their subordinates.
He does see that those who do evil in the cause of the ideology while sincerely believing that they are doing good are, nonetheless, still responsible for the evil.
Many people do evil things without being psychopathic.
Christian tradition has always stressed, after Plato, the distinction between moral evil and suffering: moral evil--malum culpae--is the inevitable result of human (and angelic) free will, and Leibniz's creator reckoned that a universe populated by rational creatures endowed with free will, and thus capable of doing evil, would generate more good than a world whose dwellers would, in effect, be automata, programed never to do evil (and presumably, though Leibniz does not say, so explicitly, never to do good either, if by a good action we mean, as we commonly do, an action done out of choice, not from compulsion).
With the temptation to do evil comes the diabolically inspired hope that we become defiantly powerful when we follow the temptation.