Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Best Quotes about Evil
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Evil draws men together.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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 has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above 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 evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
No evil shall happen to the just.
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.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
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.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Evil brings men together.
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
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
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.
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.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
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