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.
Best Quotes about Evil
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
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.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
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
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
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
Evil spelled backward is live.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
Evil draws men together.
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.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
The end excuses any evil.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
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.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
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.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
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
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
No evil shall happen to the just.
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.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
There is no bad in good.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
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