Evil Quotes

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

Hannah Arendt

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

Edmund Burke

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

Diogenes Laertius

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

Oliver Goldsmith

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Thomas Hardy

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

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

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.

Charles Baudelaire

The best known evil is the most tolerable.

Titus Livy

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

Joseph Conrad

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau

A church debt is the devil's salary.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Hesiod

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

Barrows Dunham

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

Samuel Butler

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

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

Heinrich Heine

Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection

Samuel Johnson

It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.

Menander of Athens

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.

Robert Benchley

It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life

Albert Schweitzer

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

Titus Maccius Plautus

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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