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.
Best Quotes about Evil
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.
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.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Evil draws men together.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
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.
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.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
The end excuses any evil.
The evil that we know is best.
Titus Maccius Plautus
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.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Darwin, Charles R.
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.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Weber, C. J.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
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.
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
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
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
There is no bad in good.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Auden, W. H.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
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
The love of evil is the root of all money.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
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.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
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