It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Best Quotes about Evil
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.
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.
No evil shall happen to the just.
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.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
The end excuses any evil.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
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.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
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.
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.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
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.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
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.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
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.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
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.
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.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
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
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
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.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
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