Best Quotes about Evil
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
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
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.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.
Johnson, Jeremy P.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Evil brings men together.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
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.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
Evil spelled backward is live.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
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.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
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.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
Cioran, E. M.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
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.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
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.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
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