|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.
|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.
|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....
|We believe that man is a sinner and that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from the Father.
- From the Growing Families
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.
|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!
Luminous beings are we.