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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.
- Brodsky, Joseph
Evil Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Evil

1.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Hesiod

2.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

3.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Lerner, Max

4.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

5.
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.
Eliot, T. S.

6.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Donne, John

7.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.

8.
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.
Erasmus, Desiderius

9.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Plato

10.
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.
Leigh Hunt

11.
The end excuses any evil.
Sophocles

12.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Aristotle

13.
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.
Evelyn Underhill

14.
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.
Arendt, Hannah

15.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.

16.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Phaedrus

17.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther

18.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Bible

19.
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.

20.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Wollstonecraft, Mary

21.
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.
Martin, Tony

22.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
James, William

23.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Proverb, Ethiopian

24.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
Socrates

25.
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.
Johnson, Samuel

26.
All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
Raleigh, Sir Walter

27.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Voltaire

28.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Corneille, Pierre

29.
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.
Berger, John

30.
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.
Milton, John

31.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
Proverb

32.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
Bible

33.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Oliver Goldsmith

34.
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.
Brodsky, Joseph

35.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Proverb, American

36.
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

37.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Gandhi, Mahatma

38.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Haydon, Benjamin

39.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
Gracian, Baltasar

40.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Simone Weil

41.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.

42.
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.
Weil, Simone

43.
Evil brings men together.
Aristotle

44.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

45.
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
Maistre, Joseph De

46.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Baudelaire, Charles

47.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
Claudius

48.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
Masters, Brian

49.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

50.
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.
Seneca


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