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Evil

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
Evil Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Evil

1.
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

2.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Donne, John

3.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Gandhi, Mahatma

4.
Evil draws men together.
Aristotle

5.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Crowley, Aleister

6.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

7.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
Aristotle

8.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
Hood, Thomas

9.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Burroughs, William S.

10.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Voltaire

11.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
Hemingway, Ernest

12.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
Bischer

13.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
Smith, Logan Pearsall

14.
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

15.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Theodore Roosevelt

16.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
Bible

17.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal

18.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Carlyle, Thomas

19.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
Baudelaire, Charles

20.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
West, Mae

21.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Curie, Madame Marie

22.
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.
Milton, John

23.
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.

24.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Aristotle

25.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Hesiod

26.
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.
Erasmus, Desiderius

27.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato

28.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
Ayn Rand

29.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques

30.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Virgil

31.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Bible

32.
Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.
Simone Weil

33.
All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Ovid

34.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
Bellow, Saul

35.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

36.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Oliver Goldsmith

37.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.

38.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Maistre, Joseph De

39.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
Cioran, E. M.

40.
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.

41.
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.
Gandhi, Mahatma

42.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

43.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Hesiod

44.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Hoffer, Eric

45.
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.
Euripides

46.
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.
Evelyn Underhill

47.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
Masters, Brian

48.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Pascal, Blaise

49.
Evil to him who evil thinks. (Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense)
King Edward the Third

50.
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.


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