Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Best Quotes about Evil
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
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.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
King Jr. Martin Luther
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.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
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.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William 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.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
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.
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
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Evil brings men together.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
Evil draws men together.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
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
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
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.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The end excuses any evil.
There is no bad in good.
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.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
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
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
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