Evil Quotes

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

Henry David Thoreau

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

The best known evil is the most tolerable.

Titus Livy

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

Charles Baudelaire

I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.

Rod Serling

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.

Max Born

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Thomas Hardy

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

With evil omens from the harbour sails The ill-fated ship that worthless Arnold bears; God of the southern winds, call up thy gales, And whistle in rude fury round his ears.

Philip Freneau

Witchcraft, like any science or philosophical system, must be approached from a liberal point of view. When looked at objectively, we see that Witchcraft is just another theoretical body of knowledge. It is a process, not a person. Therefore it is neutral, incapable of being either good or evil. Like all belief systems, Witchcraft is only as good or evil as the people using it.

LADY SABRINA

Witchcraft is not evil. At least not any more than lighting a votive candle, praying for a sick friend, or carrying a lucky charm is. However, there are some who do view witchcraft as evil. This is only because organized religion (primarily the Christian church) has conditioned them to fear anything which strays from their narrow condemning view. After all, if you have the ability to fend for yourself, solve your own problems, and choose your own method of spiritual expression, why would you need the confined structure of a church?

LADY SABRINA

A baseball manager is a necessary evil

Sparky Anderson

All magic, all witchcraft, depends on the Devil, and is fundamentally evil.

MONTAGUE SUMMERS

Evil is unspectacular and always human, And shares our bed and eats at our own table.

W.H. Auden

If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless

Dennis Prager

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty

Aristotle

The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Hannah Arendt

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.

Seneca

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

Margaret Mead

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

Jimmy Carter

History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.

David C. McCullough

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Bob Black

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

Barrie Sir James

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

Euripides
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