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avoid evil and it will avoid thee

proverb If you don't engage with bad or malevolent people, things, or situations, then you won't fall victim to them. I can't believe he's hanging out with those ne'er-do-wells. I always advised him, "Avoid evil and it will avoid thee." A: "How is that you weren't brought in for questioning?" B: "I wasn't involved in their little scam at all. Avoid evil and it will avoid thee—you might want to write that one down."
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