Evil Quotes

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.

Albert Einstein

Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

T. T. Munger

They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evil they fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

Poverty is only contemptible when it is felt to be so. Doubtless the best way to make our poverty respectable is to seem never to feel it as an evil.

Christian Nestell Bovee

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Dante Alighieri

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.

Bede Jarrett

Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.

Albert Camus

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest god.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil who refused to learn how he might prevent it

Samuel Johnson

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

Mohandas K. Gandhi

A vain man finds his account in speaking good or evil of himself.

Jean de la Bruyere

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Plato

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.

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Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Mark Twain

Night is a stealthy, evil Raven, Wrapt to the eyes in his black wings.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

Sigmund Freud

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.

Ayn Rand

It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes.

George Washington

The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.

Robert Frost

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Henry Miller

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Aristotle
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