Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Best Quotes about Evil
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
The end excuses any evil.
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 draws men together.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
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.
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.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
There is no bad in good.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
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.
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
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
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.
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
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
Evil spelled backward is live.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
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.
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 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 be to him who evil thinks.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
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.
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