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Evil Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Evil

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller


 

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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.

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

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

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

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

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.
- The Buddha

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
- Epictetus

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.
- Tony Blair

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

It is a fact that cannot be denied:
the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness
because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
- Carl Jung

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

The world needs anger.
The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
- Bede Jarrett

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

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

I do not believe in the God of theology
who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it?
Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

If somebody plans to carry out a series of murders...
then this is obviously an evil and pre-meditated attack and in that case,
there could be a deterrent effect.
- David Davis

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

Well, religion has been passed down through the years
by stories people tell around the campfire.
Stories about God, stories about love.
Stories about good spirits and evil spirits.
- Andrew Greeley

Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good.
- John Shelby Spong

We will fight evil, but we will do it from above 15,000 feet.
- Pat Roberts

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

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make
abstract that which is concrete.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide.
In the conflict of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side.
- James Russell Lowell

An evil life is a kind of death.
- Ovid

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.
- Herman Hesse

What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing.
I fear that more than death.
- Otilia De Koster

Dialogue is a necessary evil.
- Fred Zinnemann

The Jew is upset because the nations of the world -
the United Nations -
lash him,
brand him as racist and evil, hate him and openly demonstrate
their desire to destroy him.
- Meir Kahane

The world is the best of all possible worlds,
and everything in it is a necessary evil.
- F. H. Bradley

The root of the evil is not the construction of new,
more dreadful weapons.
It is the spirit of conquest.
- Ludwig von Mises

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.
- John Stuart Mill


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