Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Best Quotes about Evil
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
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.
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.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
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.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
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
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
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.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
Evil spelled backward is live.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
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
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
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.
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
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
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.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
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.
No evil shall happen to the just.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
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.
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