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Evil quotes (46)

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Evil

No one ever became thoroughly bad in one step. Nemo repente fuit turpissimus
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Evil

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle then evil men prevail.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Evil

The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or to evil.
Pythagoras   Category: Evil

Evil is unspectacular and always human And shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Evil

Life for life Eye for eye tooth for tooth hand for hand foot for foot Burning for burning wound for wound stripe for stripe.
The Bible   Category: Evil

I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.
Aeschylus   Category: Evil

A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it. We are too ready to retaliate rather than forgive or gain by love and information. Force may subdue but love gains. And one that forgives first wins the laurel.
William Penn   Category: Evil

No notice is taken of a little evil but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Aristotle   Category: Evil

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it by resistance to evil; buy it by compromise with evil.
John Ruskin   Category: Evil

A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.
Proverb   Category: Evil

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.
Marquis De Sade   Category: Evil

Evil and good are Gods right hand and left.
Bailey   Category: Evil

Evil has no substance of its own but is only the defect excess perversion or corruption of that which has substance.
Cardinal John Henry Newman   Category: Evil

He said that there was one only good namely knowledge; and one only evil namely ignorance.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Evil

If you pursue good with labor the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Evil

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
Charles W. Chestnutt   Category: Evil

But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly every minute of the day until one dies is the worst part of oneself.
Patrick McGoohan   Category: Evil

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Evil

Between two evils choose neither; between two goods choose both.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Evil

Money is the root of all evil and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Evil

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Evil

Good and evil reward and punishment are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work and guided.
John Locke   Category: Evil

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

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Evil

Wickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to everything.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Evil

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Evil

Imaginary evils are incurable.
Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach   Category: Evil

May evil spirits be confused on the way to your door.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Evil

Submit to the present evil lest a greater one befall you.
Phædrus   Category: Evil

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides   Category: Evil

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Evil

Whenever Im caught between two evils I take the one Ive never tried.
Mae West   Category: Evil

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: 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.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Evil

False words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato   Category: Evil

Evil often triumphs but never conquers.
Joseph Roux   Category: Evil

We are often able because we think we are able.
J. Hawes   Category: Evil

So farewell hope and with hope farewell fear Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost. Evil be thou my good.
John Milton   Category: Evil

CALLOUS adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Evil

To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
Plutarch   Category: Evil

When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good There arises the recognition of evil.
Lao Tzu   Category: Evil

Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Evil

Mens evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.
William Shakespeare   Category: Evil

We sometimes learn more from the sight of evil than from An example of good; and it is well to accustom ourselves to profit by the evil which is so common while that which is good is so rare.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Evil

Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Evil