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Quotations: Evil

If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
Woody Allen

Evil events from evil causes spring.
Aristophanes

Evil is unspectacular and always human,/ And shares our bed and eats at our own table.
W H Auden

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
Benjamin Banneker

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
Robert Benchley

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Thomas Carlyle

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
Joyce Cary

Evil comes at leisure like the disease; good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
G. K. Chesterton

Everything proceeds as if of its own accord, and this can all too easily tempt us to relax and let things take their course without troubling over details. Such indifference is the root of all evil.
I Ching

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.
Albert Einstein

Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Had the devil come to our first parents personally and unmasked, they would have more easily seen the deception.
Lemuel B Haynes

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

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

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.
Orison Swett Marden

Evil: That which one believes of others. It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
H L Mencken

It is a sin to believe in the evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
H L Mencken

Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Evil has no substance of its own, but it is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman

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

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Plato

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
James Reston

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

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George B Shaw

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
Charles Simmons

Half of the results of a good intention are evil, half the results of an evil intention are good.
Mark Twain

Everything evil is revenge.
Otto Weininger

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Mae West

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
Mary Shelly Wollstonecraft

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henny Youngman

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