We need not despair of any man, so long as he lives. For God deemed it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit evil at all.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, saint [b. Aurelius Augustinus]
(Attributed)

Variant: "God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist. "
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 30-Jan-10
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