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Evil Quotes

Do you believe in Evil? Have you ever wondered from where evil comes and from where it originates? Did God create evil? Many people believe that evil started in heaven within the heart of an exalted angel. Whatever may be the origin of evil, it has always been a part of humanity since man set his first foot on this earth. Read this famous collection of evil quotes and don’t forget to share them with friends as well.

Chris Kyle

Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Epicurus

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

John Stuart Mill

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Charles Kingsley

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

Anya Taylor-Joy

I think we have a very Disneyfied, sterilized version of what an evil witch is nowadays.

George Soros

A lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. A lot of people in the financial system did a lot of damage without intending to.

William Shakespeare

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda

What 'Twilight Zone' did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil.

Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Dolly Parton

I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it's like a battery: you've got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.

Robert Kennedy

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.

Salvador Dali

Let my enemies devour each other.

Blaise Pascal

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.

In the movie 'Star Trek 3: The Return of Spock,' I'm a really bad Klingon, and I really enjoyed playing that - somebody who's totally unscrupulous. It's like he was not genetically equipped to feel compassion or sensitivity. Just outright evil without apology.

Adlai Stevenson II

There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.

Chrissy Teigen

Blogs are evil. Actually, the blogs aren't as evil as blog comments.

Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there's the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there's the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.

Tony Blair

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

Joseph Conrad

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

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W. H. Auden

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

Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Sir Thomas Browne

Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.

Abbie Hoffman

To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

Socrates

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Albert Camus

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.

William Gibson

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.

Agatha Christie

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Susan B. Anthony

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.

Louisa May Alcott

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.

Malcolm X

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.

The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall', a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.

Charles Baudelaire

We are all born marked for evil.

Baltasar Gracian

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

Plato

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.

Carl Jung

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.

Emo Philips

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.

'Breaking Bad' is great at blurring the line between good and evil. It makes you feel compassion for Walter White so you're with him throughout this descent into the darker parts of his psyche. The bad that we're capable of is all circumstantial.

Salman Khan

Any film is about heroism: the triumph of good over evil. If you look back at my films, you will see that as a recurring theme.

George Foreman

Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.

Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Malcolm X

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Thomas More

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Tom Ellis

It's an old joke: All evil people in movies are British.

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Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Thomas More

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

William Makepeace Thackeray

An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.

Jorge Luis Borges

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.

Charles Baudelaire

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.

Walter Scott

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

Anatole France

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Elie Wiesel

Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

Pearl S. Buck

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.

Marie Curie

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.

Johnny Depp

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

James Comey

Our obligation is to refuse to let bad win, to refuse to let evil hold the field.

Tim Burton

You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.

Gautama Buddha

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

William Wordsworth

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.

Eric Hoffer

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.

Horace Mann

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

Eric Hoffer

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.

Gautama Buddha

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

Pearl S. Buck

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.

Horace Mann

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.

John Maynard Keynes

It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

Bradley Cooper

I think that episode in the third season was great. I'm really glad that we did that. He got to sleep with Sydney and kill Evil Francie and go on a mission and pretend he's a rock star.

Ayn Rand

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

Calvin Coolidge

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.

Dr. Seuss

Every once in a while, I get mad. 'The Lorax' came out of my being angry. The ecology books I'd read were dull... In 'The Lorax,' I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.

Valerie Bertinelli

Once a food becomes off-limits, then it takes on this whole other personality. 'Forbidden' is more tempting. And it becomes something evil, but food is food. It's there to nourish your body.

Jim Morrison

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

Blaise Pascal

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

Hermann Hesse

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.

Simone Weil

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.

Rob Gronkowski

Evil will destroy itself.

John Stuart Mill

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.

Blaise Pascal

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Horace Mann

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

Simone Weil

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

Ayn Rand

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

Saint Augustine

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

Jorge Luis Borges

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.

Pope Francis

Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.

Jean Baudrillard

The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.

Robert Kennedy

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.

Douglas MacArthur

Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.

Emmanuel Macron

We can't fix the real problems if we only cauterize and don't treat the roots of evil.

Steve Carell

I think anyone loves to play a character that is either evil to a certain extent or has a real definable character flaw. Those are always really fun, and, I think, funny.

Desmond Tutu

In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.

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John Stuart Mill

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

William S. Burroughs

The face of evil is always the face of total need.