Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
Best Quotes about Evil
Evil is a moral entity and not a created one, an eternal and not a perishable entity: it existed before the world; it constituted the monstrous, the execrable being who was also to fashion such a hideous world. It will hence exist after the creatures which people this world.
Sade, Marquis De
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Evil brings men together.
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
Maugham, W. Somerset
I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
There is no bad in good.
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.
The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things -- the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
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.
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.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
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.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.
Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.
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.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Evil draws men together.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
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