Evil Quotes

The urge to gamble is so universal,and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.

Heywood Broun

To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.

William Penn

A Californian who I had recently the pleasure of meeting observed that if the philosophers had lived among your mountains, their systems would have been different from what they are. Certainly very different from what those systems are which the European genteel tradition has handed down since Socrates; for these systems are egotistical; directly or indirectly they are anthropocentric, and inspired by the conceited notion the man, or human reason, or the human distinction between good and evil, is the center and pivot of the universe. That is what the mountains and the woods should make you at last ashamed to assert.

George Santayana

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.

Albert Schweitzer

Anxiety about the future never profits; we feel no evil until it comes, and when we feel it, no counsel helps; wisdom is either too early or too late.

Arthur Somers Roche

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.

Jeremy Bentham

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

Seneca

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

Jim Morrison

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

George Bernard Shaw

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

Titus Maccius Plautus

It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life

Albert Schweitzer

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.

Robert Benchley

It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.

Menander of Athens

Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection

Samuel Johnson

Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

John Ruskin

Evil is obvious only in retrospect.

Gloria Steinem

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus

What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.

Henry Ford

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.

John Gay

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.

Marcus Aurelius Antonius

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.

Edmund Burke

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.

Lord Acton

The problem of evil...Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?

Sir William Temple
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