Best Quotes about Evil
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Lawrence, D. H.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even -- if you will -- eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
Evil draws men together.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? 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.
Evil spelled backward is live.
There is no bad in good.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
No evil shall happen to the just.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
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