Basil of Caesarea Quote
No one who is in this world will deny that evils exist. What, then, do we say? That evil is not a living and animated substance, but a condition of the soul which is opposed to virtue and which springs up In the slothful because of their falling away from good.
Exegetic Homilies (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 46) (ed. CUA Press, 2010) - ISBN: 9780813211466