Thomas MannThomas Mann, (1875-1955) German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, Nobel Prize in Literature (1929)

Thomas Mann Quote

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”

Thomas MannThomas Mann
~ Thomas Mann

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

evil equals - compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, theft of the noble laborer's fruit, non recognition of individual sovereign inalienable rights and the other occupying statis theocracy's policies.

cal, Lewisville, Tx

Evil triumphs when good men do what? ??

E Archer, NYC

That may be, but it requires the proper judgement of evil -- I know some Baptists that really think the Pope is evil, and there are other fundamentalists who see nearly the entire world as evil -- and they will not tolerate it. This is the creed of every pre-emptive busy-body, too, not just those on the moral high ground. I think I remember something in the Bible about judging not, lest ye be judged...

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Duly noted, but in a vast mentally ill population trying to protect the "evil empire," we'll need time and patience to make the corrections. 


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