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.
Best Quotes about Evil
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph 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.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
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
Evil spelled backward is live.
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.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
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.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
Lautreamont, Isidore Ducasse, Comte De
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
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.
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
The end excuses any evil.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
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.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
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.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
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