Evil Quotes

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

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

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.

Doug Horton

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.

Voltaire

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

Euripides

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

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Buddha

Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.

Heinrich Heine

We will not compromise or kneel in the face of injustice. We will not let evil triumph over virtue.

Saddam Hussein

The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.

John Casey

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley

Tigers, lions, elephants, bears,Snakes and all forms of enemies,The guardians of the hell worlds,Evil spirits and cannibals

Shantideva

My activism really is for myself, because I see places in the world where I feel I should be. If there is something really bad, really evil, happening somewhere, then that is where I should be. I need, for myself, to feel that I have stood there. It feels a lot better than just watching it on television.

Alice Walker

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.

Carl Sandburg

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.

Heinrich Heine

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

Martin Luther King Jr
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