Just as one man's [Adam's] trespass led to the condemnation for all, so one man's [Christ's] acts of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
- St. Paul

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

- Anne Frank

I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash....
- Sigmund Freud

Consider your origins: You were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

- Dante Alighieri

We are neither simply good nor simply bad, but created good and broken. We are not a sheer ugliness, nothing so plain, but a beauty ruined.
- J. Budziszewski

All children are born innocent and good. In this sense our children are from heaven....

- John Gray

We believe that man is a sinner and that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from the Father.
- From the Growing Families
International website

Not in entire forgetfulness,
  And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
  From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
  Upon the growing boy.

- William Wordsworth

We are all murderers and prostitutes--no matter to what culture, society, class, nation, one belongs to, no matter how normal, moral, or mature one takes oneself to be.
- R.D. Laing, British psychiatrist and author

No thought of sin has ever crossed your brow!

- Lewis Carroll, speaking about children

Luminous beings are we.

- Yoda

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