As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Best Quotes about Evil
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Chapman, Maria Weston
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
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.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
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.
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
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
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.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
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 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.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
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.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
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.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
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.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
Evil draws men together.
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.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
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 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
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
Cioran, E. M.
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