What is wickedness?


Wickedness, is generally considered a synonym for evil or sinfulness. Among theologians and philosophers, it has the more specific meaning of evil committed consciously and of free will.

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Famous quotes containing the word wickedness:

    Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
    John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    If weakness may excuse,
    What murtherer, what traitor, parricide,
    Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it?
    All wickedness is weakness: that plea therefore
    With God or man will gain thee no remission.
    John Milton (1608–1674)