Evil Quotes

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.

Albert Einstein

The problem of evil...Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?

Sir William Temple

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.

Lord Acton

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.

Edmund Burke

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.

Marcus Aurelius Antonius

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

John Gay

All evils are equal when they are extreme.

Pierre Corneille

What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.

Henry Ford

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.

John Christian Bovee

Evil is obvious only in retrospect.

Gloria Steinem

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal

Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

John Ruskin

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

The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.

Robert Frost

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.

Ayn Rand

Were neither good nor evil. Were simply interested in things as they are.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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

Hannah Arendt

Our evils are due mainly to the failure to apply to our international relationships knowledge which is of practically universal possession, often self-evident in the facts of daily life and experience.

Sir Norman Angell

I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.

Wystan Hugh Auden

There is no possible source of evil except good.

St. Augustine of Hippo

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

St. Augustine of Hippo

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.

St. Augustine of Hippo

If you want to remove evil from the minds of others then first give up evil intentions yourself.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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