No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Best Quotes about Evil
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Evil draws men together.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
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.
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
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
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.
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.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
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.
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.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
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
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
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.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
There is no bad in good.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Evil spelled backward is live.
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.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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