Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Best Quotes about Evil
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
Mirabeau, Gabriel Riqueti
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
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.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
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.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Evil draws men together.
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
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Evil spelled backward is live.
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.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
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.
No evil shall happen to the just.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
The end excuses any evil.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
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.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
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
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
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 be to him who evil thinks.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
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