Evil Quotes

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even if you will eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time

Henry Mencken

The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.

Stephen Ambrose

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

Max Born

To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection.

Wayne Dyer

Today evil spirits are seen as negativity which floats around the Earth in large quantities.

Scott Cunningham

Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.

Henry Ward Beecher

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and 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

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton

Surely the mischief of hypocrisy can never be enough inveighed against. When religion is in request, it is the chief malady of the church, and numbers die of it; though because it is a subtle and inward evil, it be little perceived. It is to be feared there are many sick of it, that look well and comely in God's outward worship, and they may pass well in good weather, in times of peace; but days of adversity are days of trial.

Joseph Hall

Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty.

Raisa Gorbachev

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

John Milton

Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.

August Strindberg

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

Baltasar Gracian

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Mary Wallstonecraft

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.

Theodore Roosevelt

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

Diogenes Laertius

The only thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

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

Hannah Arendt

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

Jerry Garcia

Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.

Samuel Johnson
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