Famous Quotes About Evil And Why It Is Worst

Quotes About Evil | Evil, or the lack of good, can be seen in many different forms. Sometimes, it is simply doing something unkind but not to the extent that it would be considered a crime. Other times, evil is about an individual’s motives and intentions. What is interesting is how people view what constitutes as “evil.”

We all know the old saying “the road to hell is paved with good intention” which means that sometimes people do unkind things because they think they are doing right by someone. Sometimes, it is because someone wants to fight for what they believe in. That does not always mean that the person is bad or evil. The problem

Dark Evil Quotes

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”

– Oscar Wilde

“There is evil in every human heart, which may remain latent, perhaps, through the whole of life; but circumstances may rouse it to activity.”

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Evil is whatever distracts.”

– Franz Kafka

“True courage is to stand against evil, even when we stand alone.”

– Richard C. Edgley

“Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.”

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”

George Eliot

“The aim of torture is to destroy a person as a human being, to destroy their identity and soul. It is more evil than murder.”

– Inge Genefke

“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”

– Voltaire

“There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.”

– Simon Wiesenthal

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

– Mary Wollstonecraft

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”

– William Shakespeare

Quotes About Evil People

“Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.”

– W. H. Auden

“Evil is just a point of view.”

– Anne Rice

“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”

– Richard Dawkins

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

– Henry David Thoreau

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

– Thomas Paine

“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.”

– Scott Alexander

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

– Baltasar Gracian

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

– Herodotus

“The human mind has infinite capacity to rationalize, and evil characters just push that boundary a bit. Whatever they’re doing, they think it makes sense to do it, and they think they have a good reason to do it. In short, they feel justified.”

– Paul S. Kemp

“Every time there’s a new tool, whether it’s Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it’s used.”

– Rick Smolan

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.”

– Ronald Reagan

“The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.”

– Origen

“According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.”

– Bodhidharma

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

– Joseph Conrad

Quotes About Evil

“Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.”

– Simone Weil

“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.”

– Max Born

“I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.”

– Patricia Cornwell

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

– Hannah Arendt

“Adam was but human-this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.”

– Mark Twain

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.”

– Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Right and wrong are not relative terms. There are fundamental truths. Evil flourishes, but good men continue to battle it – and win.”

– Mike Gallagher

“Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.”

– Marcus Aurelius

“A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame.”

– William Shakespeare

“Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.”

– Thomas Aquinas

“I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.”

– Johnny Depp

“People’s character is their behaviour – we’re all capable of good and evil.”

– Bertie Carvel

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Short Devil And Evil Quotes

“The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.”

– Ramana Maharshi

“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

“Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nothing is evil which is according to nature.”

– Marcus Aurelius

“All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Tolerating evil leads only to more evil. And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed.”

– Bob Riley

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.”

– Robert Frost

“Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.”

– Xun Kuang

“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”

– George Carlin

“AI is neither good nor evil. It’s a tool. It’s a technology for us to use.”

Oren Etzioni

“People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.”

– Don Miguel Ruiz

Some More Devil Quotes You Must Read

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

– William Shakespeare

“To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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