Evil Quotes

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

Eric Hoffer

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.

Soren Kierkegaard

Evil thoughts often come from idleness.

Gaelic Proverb

I too have sworn heedlessly and all the time, I have had this most repulsive and death-dealing habit. Im telling your graces; from the moment I began to serve God, and saw what evil there is in forswearing oneself, I grew very afraid indeed, and out of fear I applied the brakes to this old, old, habit.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.

Frank A. Clark

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.

Martin Amis

Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.

Edmund Burke

... true manhood, and that, if brought in from without, it may be cast out again. And the temptation had a personal source. There are beings who desire to draw men away from God. The serpent, by its poison and its loathly form, is the natural symbol of such an enemy of man. The insinuating slyness of the suggestions of evil is like the sinuous gliding of the snake, and truly represents the process by which temptation found its way into the hearts of the first pair, and of all their descendants. For ...

Alexander Maclaren

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

Hannah Arendt

There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?

Marcus Annaeus Seneca

I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.


Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Mark Twain

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


Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From the evil which never arrived

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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