Wickedness Quotes

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.

John Jay Chapman

There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

For mortal men there is but one hell, and that is the folly and wickedness and spite of his fellows; but once his life is over, there's an end to it: his annihilation is final and entire, of him nothing survives.

Marquis De Sade

We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favor,

Samuel Johnson

For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.


The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.


It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power

John Adams

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.


In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

Anna Jameson

Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman


Wickedness consists in the very hesitation about an act, even though it be not perpetrated.


Wickedness is weakness.

John Milton

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

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