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75+ Evil Quotes And Sayings

Evil means profoundly immoral and wicked. Evil is present in our culture from a very early age. Every religion and civilization has the idea of evil. Evil lives in our bad deeds. Everything opposite of well or good is evil. This is a collection of 75+ Evil quotes and sayings.


Man produces evil as a bee produces honey. - William Golding
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. - William Shakespeare
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. - Xun Kuang
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. - Aesop
The greatest evil is physical pain. - Saint Augustine
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. - Hannah Arendt
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing. - Simon Wiesenthal
The greatest evil is physical pain. - Saint Augustine
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. - Henry David Thoreau
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. - Niccolo Machiavelli
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. - Plato
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. - Socrates
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. - Edmund Burke
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain. - Douglas Horton
In a way, bullying is an ordinary evil. It's hugely prevalent, all too often ignored - and being ignored, it is therefore condoned. - Trudie Styler
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. - Herodotus
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle. - Albrecht Durer
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. - W. H. Auden
Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. - Elie Wiesel
Evil requires the sanction of the victim. - Ayn Rand
The lack of money is the root of all evil. - Mark Twain
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. - Jerry Garcia
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the gods. - Socrates
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. - Citium Zeno
Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child. - Don King
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. - Aristotle
To do no evil is good, to intend none better. - Claudius
Evil societies always kill their consciences. - James L. Farmer, Jr.
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - Soren Kierkegaard
Evil prospers when good men do nothing. - John Philpot Curran
You can best fight any existing evil from the inside. - Hattie McDaniel
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. - Mary Wollstonecraft
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. - Baltasar Gracian
The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual. - James St. James
Lack of money is the root of all evil. - George Bernard Shaw
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. - Mark Twain
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence. - Jim Morrison
Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse. - Philip Zimbardo
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. - Jeremy Bentham
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. - Agatha Christie
To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better. - Claudius
There is no possible source of evil except good. - Saint Augustine
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil. Henry David - Thoreau
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. - George Orwell
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. - Andre Gide
The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all. - Origen
It is not enough for us to restrain from doing evil, unless we shall also do good. - St. Jerome
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. - Epictetus
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. - Jean-Paul Sartre
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. - Charles Darwin
Riches cannot be gathered without sin and evil means. - Guru Nanak
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come. - Maria Weston Chapman
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good. - Margaret Mead
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. - Plutarch
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. - Saint Augustine
It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. - John Maynard Keynes
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. - Daniel Defoe
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil. - Ovid
Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil. - Laurell K. Hamilton
Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things. - David Ogilvy
Evil events from evil causes spring. - Aristophanes
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room. - Blaise Pascal
No one who errs unwillingly is evil. - Sophocles
The face of evil is always the face of total need. - William S. Burroughs
Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other. - Denis Diderot
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. - Anne Rice
Putting is not an art, it's a dreaded evil. No wise man ever said that. - Dan Jenkins
Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil? - Alfred de Vigny
Art is an attempt to integrate evil. - Simone de Beauvoir
Evil is a miscellaneous collection of nasty things that nasty people do. - Richard Dawkins
To live without evil belongs only to the gods. - Sophocles
Evil gains work their punishment. - Sophocles
Evil is tolerable if purged of coarseness. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nobody is born evil. - Alice Miller
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