Cormac McCarthy

if evil were not profitable why would we do it?

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Book: The Crossing, Page #288

"He said that while one would like to say that God will punish those who do such things and that people often speak in just this way it was his experience that God could not be spoken for and that men with wicked histories often enjoyed lives of comfort and that they died in peace and were buried with honor. He said that it was a mistake to expect too much of justice in this world. He said that the notion that evil is seldom rewarded was greatly overspoken for if there were no advantage in it then men would shun it and how could virtue then be attached to its repudiation?"

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