If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Best Quotes about Evil
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
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.
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.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
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
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Lawrence, D. H.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
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.
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.
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.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Evil brings men together.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
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.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself-a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.
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.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
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.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
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