Evil Quotes

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Mary Wallstonecraft

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

August Strindberg

When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye, Think, The good outnumber you, and we always will.

Patton Oswalt

Good and evil keep very exact accounts... and the face of every man is their ledger.

James Branch Cabell

To choose evil is to choose freedom, emancipation from all restraint.

Georges Bataille

They say that the Devil is a charming man. And just like you I bet he can dance.

Kate Bush

Evil cannot be conquered by wishing.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Once you have courage to look upon evil, seeing it for what it is and naming it by its true name, it is powerless against you, and you can destroy it.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Evils draw men together.

Aristotle

One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

It's only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.

Joseph Campbell

Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it.

Orson Scott Card

The most evil creatures dont desire the destruction of everythingthey only desire to exploit it for themselves.

Orson Scott Card

It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead.

Orson Scott Card

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Francis Bacon

The evil that men do lives after them. Yes, and a good deal of the evil that they never did as well.

Samuel Butler

There aren't many benefactors who don't say, like Satan: All these things will I give you if you bow down and worship me.

Nicolas Chamfort

Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honoured by the name of speculation; but which ought to be called Gambling.

William Cobbett

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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