Top 103 Quotes And Saying About Evil

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
— albrecht durer

The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end.
— ajay devgan

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
— aleister crowley

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
— aleksandr solzhenitsyn

I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong.
— alfred russel wallace

To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
— abu bakr

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
— abu bakr

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
— adlai e stevenson

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
— antonio porchia

While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice.
— andrew vachss

I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
— auberon herbert

A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself.
— augustus hare

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
— blaise pascal

Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
— b r hayden

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
— charles darwin

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
— bodhidharma

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
— bodhidharma

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
— bodhidharma

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
— charles w chesnutt

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
— citium zeno

The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake.
— dean rusk

Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.
— dennis prager

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
— francois de la rochefoucauld

The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
— franz kafka

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
— edmund burke

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
— epictetus

In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world.
— emile m cioran

The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil everywhere.
— edward mckendree bounds

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
— don king

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
— eric hoffer

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
— eric hoffer

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
— george eliot

The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
— george santayana

I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want.
— gg allin

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
— elizabeth gaskell

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
— euripides

Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself.
— george a smith

Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.
— georg trakl

I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong. Alfred Russel Wallace
— george foreman

You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe. Ben Affleck
— george foreman

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
— h l mencken

I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong. Alfred Russel Wallace
— george harrison

You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe. Ben Affleck
— george harrison

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
— henry david thoreau

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
— henry wadsworth longfellow

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.
— heinrich heine

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
— hannah arendt

Small aberrations in doctrinal teaching can lead to large and evil falsehoods.
— gordon b hinckley

Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth.
— hans bender

I always wear my evil eye necklace to ward off bad karma. I always wear one to protect me.
— gracie gold

Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
— herodotus

He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
— hesiod

The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
— hesiod

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
— jacopo sannazaro

All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
— jean anouilh

I think God gives every one of us our own will, and unfortunately, some people choose to do evil things with it.
— joel osteen

A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face.
— jimmy sangster

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
— john boyd orr

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
— john locke

Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others.
— john petit senn

Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society.
— judith light

The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
— john rawls

I have noticed that many who do not believe in God believe in everything else, even in the evil eye.
— jules verne

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
— joseph conrad

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
— joseph de maistre

Wilde is the greatest force for evil that has appeared in Europe during the last 350 years.
— lord alfred douglas

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
— mary wollstonecraft

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.
— margaret walker

You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil.
— louis farrakhan

The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
— maria montessori

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
— marie curie

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
— marie von ebner eschenbach

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
— max born

The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest.
— ludwig von mises

It is not true that good can only follow from good and evil only from evil, but that often the opposite is true.
— max weber

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
— mahatma gandhi

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
— mahatma gandhi

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
— margaret mead

No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
— martin van buren

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
— lao tzu

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
— luc de clapiers

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
— lucius annaeus seneca

The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
— lajos kossuth

If our wondrous kindness is evidence for God, is our capacity for great evil proof of the Devil?
— paul bloom

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
— nicolas chamfort

The most evil person I ever met was a toss-up between Pablo Picasso and the publisher-crook Robert Maxwell.
— paul johnson

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
— nat king cole

Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world.
— oliver ellsworth

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
— peace pilgrim

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
— pearl s buck

Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
— ossie davis

As a child, I was as intrigued by the Evil Queen as I was charmed by Snow White.
— stephane rolland

The most evil person I ever met was a toss-up between Pablo Picasso and the publisher-crook Robert Maxwell. Paul Johnson
— robert redford

Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.
— samuel rutherford

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.
— roberto rossellini

Get a lawyer to look at your contract or beware. Because no company – evil or not – is going to do it for you.
— sarah lacy

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
— scott alexander

Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon.
— richard john neuhaus

What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we!
— pietro aretino

So certainly, if we can tell evil stories to make people sick, we can also tell good myths that make them well.
— rainer werner fassbinder

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

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
— saint augustine

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
— samuel johnson

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