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.
Best Quotes about Evil
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
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
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Evil brings men together.
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.
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
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
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.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
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 love of evil is the root of all money.
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 greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
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.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
There is no bad in good.
Evil draws men together.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
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.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
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.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
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