Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Best Quotes about Evil
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Evil draws men 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.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
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.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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 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.
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.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
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.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
There is no bad in good.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
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.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
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.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
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.
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