Evil Quotes

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.

Martin Luther King Jr

Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.

Samuel Butler

The evil is not that you cannot change human nature. The evil is that human nature cannot change you.

Barrows Dunham

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

Hesiod

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

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

George Washington

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

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
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