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256 Greatest Quotes About Evil


It is by disease that health is pleasant; by evil that good is pleasant; by hunger, satiety; by weariness, rest. Heraclitus
Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil. Pope Francis
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. Plato
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man. Franz Kafka
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. Mahatma Gandhi
I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country. Pol Pot
Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories. John Adams
The sum of evil, Pascal remarked, would be much diminished if men could only learn to sit quietly in their rooms. Aldous Huxley
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. Richard Dawkins
Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons. Frank Zappa
The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing. Aleister Crowley
We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us. Barack Obama
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. John Locke
If we have Senators and Congressmen there that can't protect themselves against the evil temptations of lobbyists, we don't need to change our lobbies, we need to change our representatives. Will Rogers
Faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate. Richard Dawkins
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. Maria Montessori
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Albert Einstein
It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. Aristotle
Do not wish evil for others. Do not speak ill of others. Do not obstruct anyones activities. Guru Nanak
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'. Immanuel Kant
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. Ayn Rand
Evil in general does not sleep, and therefore doesn't see why anyone else should. Terry Pratchett
Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read. Neil Gaiman
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine
Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. Mary Wollstonecraft
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. Fyodor Dostoevsky
I simply want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. Leo Tolstoy
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal
The leader should know how to enter into evil when necessity commands. Niccolo Machiavelli
If I were to give liberty to the press, my power could not last three days. Napoleon Bonaparte
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin
Money is not good or evil. It has no morals or intentions on its own. Money reflects the character of the user. Dave Ramsey
How can I protect something so perfect without evil. Lady Gaga
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils. Aeschylus
There is but one evil, ignorance. Socrates
One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention. Thomas Aquinas
There is an old illusion. It is called good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil. Ovid
Art is an attempt to integrate evil. Simone de Beauvoir
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph. Margaret Thatcher
So you see, Good and Evil have the same face; it all depends on when they cross the path of each individual human being. Paulo Coelho
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves. Albert Camus
For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence. Alexandre Dumas
Riches cannot be gathered without sin and evil means. Guru Nanak
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess. Menander
Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results. Margaret Atwood
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. Niccolo Machiavelli