Best 78 evil quotes,a collection of evil quotes by famous quotes

Best 78 evil quotes,a collection of evil quotes by famous quotes

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Active Evil is better than Passive Good.  –  William Blake

All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.  –  Jean Anouilh

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.  –  Scott Alexander

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honoured by the name of speculation; but which ought to be called Gambling. – William Cobbett

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. – Voltaire

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.  –  Denis Diderot

Evil and good are God's right hand and left. – Philip James Bailey

Evil be to him who evil thinks.  –  Edward II

Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.  –  Giraldus Cambrensis

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.  –  Tom Brown, Jr.

Evil cannot be conquered by wishing. – Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.  –  Benjamin Banneker

Evil events from evil causes spring.  –  Aristophanes

Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme.  –  Agatha Christie

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art. – Charles Baudelaire

Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.  –  Samuel Butler

Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.  –  Alain Badiou

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons – but they're not out there.  –  Matthew Fox

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. – W. H. Auden

Evil is, good or truth misplaced.  –  Mohandas Gandhi

Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it. – Orson Scott Card

Evil societies always kill their consciences.  –  James L. Farmer, Jr.

Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself-a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.  –  Eric Butterworth

Evils draw men together. – Aristotle

Good and evil keep very exact accounts… and the face of every man is their ledger. – James Branch Cabell

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. – Saint Augustine of Hippo

He who does not punish evil commands it to be done. –  Leonardo da Vinci

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man –  Friedrich Nietzsche

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize. – George Bernard Shaw

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. – Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die –  Seneca

It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. – Orson Scott Card

It's only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world. – Joseph Campbell

Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil. – Emil Cioran

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. – Baltasar Gracian

No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.  –  Martin Van Buren

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.  –  George Eliot

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. – Mary Wallstonecraft

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. – Theodore Roosevelt

No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. – Aristotle

Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls. – Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. – Francis Bacon

Nothing is so contagious as an example, and we never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak. – August Strindberg

Once you have courage to look upon evil, seeing it for what it is and naming it by its true name, it is powerless against you, and you can destroy it. – Lloyd Chudley Alexander

One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention. – Saint Thomas Aquinas

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion. –  Steven Weinberg


Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, ALWAYS. – Mahatma Gandhi

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist. – T. S. Eliot


So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds. – Lucretius


The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it, seems to me the deepest root of all that is evil in the world. – Max Born

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. – Jean Paul Richter

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.  –  Albert Camus

The evil that men do lives after them. Yes, and a good deal of the evil that they never did as well. – Samuel Butler

The greatest evil is physical pain.  –  Saint Augustine

The most evil creatures dont desire the destruction of everythingthey only desire to exploit it for themselves. – Orson Scott Card

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.  –  Lord Acton

The principle office of history I take to be this: To prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity. – Tacitus

There are evils, as someone has pointed out, that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever — money, for instance, or war. – SAUL BELLOW

There aren't many benefactors who don't say, like Satan: All these things will I give you if you bow down and worship me. – Nicolas Chamfort

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. – Buddha

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.  –  Saint Ambrose

They say that the Devil is a charming man. And just like you I bet he can dance. – Kate Bush

To choose evil is to choose freedom, emancipation from all restraint. – Georges Bataille

To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil. – Mohammed

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell –  Oscar Wilde

We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark. – Henry Ford 

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. –  Mae West

When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye, Think, The good outnumber you, and we always will. – Patton Oswalt

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried. –  Mae West

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? – Bible

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.- Steven Weinberg

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