Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Best Quotes about Evil
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
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.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
They that know no evil will suspect none.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
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.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
The end excuses any evil.
There is no bad in good.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
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.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Evil draws men together.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
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.
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
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
Cioran, E. M.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
No evil shall happen to the just.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Evil brings men together.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
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.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
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