There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Best Quotes about Evil
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
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.
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.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
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
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
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.
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.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
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
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
Evil draws men together.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
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.
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.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
There is no bad in good.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
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.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
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.
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
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
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
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
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