Evil Quotes

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

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.

John Gay

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

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

Oliver Goldsmith

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


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

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

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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