Quotes and Sayings about Evil



"TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done."
- Goodman Ace
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

"I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out."
- Red Adair
(Related: Devil)

"Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

"Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Content, Evil, Goodness)

"I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils."
- Aeschylus
"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Thoughts, Evil)

"The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Trouble)

"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

"Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin."
- Aesop
(Related: Evil, Ruin, Will)

"You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Evil, Universe)

"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."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Money, Evil)

"It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)

"All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy."
- Scott Alexander
(Related: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)

"Even more than this, however, the sick - like lepers - were often reviled because people believed that they had brought their torments upon themselves."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: People)

"I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want."
- GG Allin
(Related: Work, Evil, Want)

"There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Mind, Nothing)

"The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Crime, Evil)

"Make movies. Don't make videos. Videos are evil."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Movies, Evil)

"Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Strength, Addiction, Evil, Fiction, Mind)

"In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Evil, Mind, Running, Sense)

"A baseball manager is a necessary evil."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Baseball, Evil)

"All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Men, Ideas, Evil, Old)

"With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: God, Devil)

"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."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Women, Canada, Divorce, Evil)

"We all say, 'You don't have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.'"
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Evil, Trying, World)

"Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Evil)

"Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Right, Wrong)

"At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Time)

"I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

"I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing, no chance in life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Men, People, Chance, Evil, First)

"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, People, Evil)

"Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Evil, Radical)

"When the devil grows old he turns hermit."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Devil, Old)

"Evil events from evil causes spring."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Causes, Events, Evil, Spring)

"The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Fear, Evil, Punishment)

"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Evil, Pain)

"No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye."
- Aristotle
(Related: Evil, Eye)

"They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them."
- Sophie Arnould
(Related: God, Devil, Will)

"The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Money, People, Evil, Public, Value)

"Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings!"
- Mackenzie Astin
"Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Bed, Evil)

"Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Evil)

"The greatest evil is physical pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Evil, Pain)

"The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Beginning, Confession, Evil, First)

"There is no possible source of evil except good."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Evil)

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Men, Angels, Humility, Pride)

"Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)

"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Evil)

"He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Evil)

"Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Evil)

"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Devil, Fool, Neighbors)

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Time, Remedies, Will)

"They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Remedies, Will)

"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Money, Greed, Houses, World)

"Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Truth, Evil, Pressure)

"Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Strength, Evil)

"To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Devil, Talk)

"Be good to others, that will protect you against evil."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Will)

"Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Piety, Vice)

"Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Man)

"To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Fight, Self)

"Solitude is better than the society of evil persons."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Society, Evil, Solitude)

"Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Cooperation, Countries, Europe, Evil, Order, Terrorism)

"Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Religion, Devil, Persecution)

"Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks. The mass media, everything on television everything everywhere is just rotten. You know it's just really boring and really evil, ugly and worse."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Evil, Media, Television, Ugly)

"Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Hope, Communication, Evil, Manners)

"Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life."
- William Banting
(Related: Life, Progress, Evil)

"An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Reform, Suffering)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Morality, Evil, Light, Opposition, Questioning)

"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Goodness)

"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Fate)

"We are all born marked for evil."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Evil)

"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."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Certainty, Delight, Evil, Lies)

"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."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Evil, Extremes, Radical, World)

"Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

"The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring. It's much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we're responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Money, Devil, Press, Profit)

"What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Time, Evil, Potential, Wickedness)

"You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)

"Art is an attempt to integrate evil."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Art, Evil)

"A church debt is the devil's salary."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Church, Debt, Devil)

"The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Evil, Influence)

"There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: War, Money, Ability)

"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
(Related: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)

"You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good."
- Hans Bender
(Related: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

"Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Fear, Earth, Evil)

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

"The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: World)

"All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Evil, Punishment)

"As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Censorship, Evil, Measure, Results)

"Theology is the logic of the Devil."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Devil, Logic, Theology)

"To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

"Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Love, Movies, Church, Housekeeping, Television)

"So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!"
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Money, People, Night, Today)

"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature."
- John Berger
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil. Evil doesn't drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Evil, World)

"For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."
- William Beveridge
(Related: Democracy, Dictators, Evil, Ignorance, May)

"Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Wishes)

"Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Devil, Invention)

"You've got to use your celebrity for good stuff, not evil. I think it's lame when people act as if they're better than everyone!"
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: People, Act, Celebrity, Evil)

"The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we'd be."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Health, Work, Crisis, Evil)

"As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note."
- Georges Bizet
(Related: Adultery, Crime, Evil, Fanaticism, Supernatural, Writing)

"It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?"
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Related: Deed, Emotions, Evil, Moon)

"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
(Related: American, Evil, Friends, Rest, Tragedy, Will, World)

"Active Evil is better than Passive Good."
- William Blake
(Related: Evil)

"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, God, Angels, Holiness)

"Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Evil, Taxes, Want)

"Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Family, People, Christianity)

"What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Life, People, Evil)

"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Anger, Delusion, Greed, Infinite, Mind)

"According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Blessings, Deeds, Evil, Result)

"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)

"Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Men, Gods, Deed, Evil, Will)

"If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?"
- Boethius
(Related: God)

"Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity."
- Louise Bogan
(Related: Evil, Stupidity)

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

"First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

"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."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Ethics, Evil, Infinite)

"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."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Ethics, Evil, Infinite)

"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
(Related: Truth, Belief, Evil, Possession, World)

"I'm not afraid to look like a big, hairy, smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to, I really do."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Devil)

"The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Evil, World)

"Why doesn't that Devil take me with him? It would be much better with him than it is here."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Devil)

"If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Blood, Evil, Guilt, Nothing, Sin)

"I don't count that relationship with Ricky. It's just like a blip at this point. I had to fall in love with the devil himself to get this sweet angel, Jack."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Love, Devil)

"The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Time, Character, Career, Evil, Twilight, Zone)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?"
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Men, Evil, Giving, Job, World)

"Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater."
- James Broughton
(Related: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

"Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power."
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Negative, Evil)

"Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: End, Evil, Hatred, Malice)

"In order for a man to be truly evil, he must be a woman."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Evil, Man, Order, Woman)

"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."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Evil, Prejudice, Race, Shadow)

"When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Men, People, Country, Evil, Struggle, Vigilance)

"I believe that dogma is often evil."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Evil)

"There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it."
- Buddha
(Related: Evil, Purity)

"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."
- Buddha
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Evil, Listening, Pleasure)

"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."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

"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."
- Buddha
(Related: Friend, Body, Evil, May, Mind, Will)

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."
- Buddha
(Related: Enemy, Evil, Man, Mind)

"Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils."
- McGeorge Bundy
(Related: War, Evil)

"No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Evil, Result)

"In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Compassion, Evil, Freedom, Limits, Value)

"But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Folly, Liberty, Madness, Restraint, Vice)

"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing, World)

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing)

"One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Enemy, Evil)

"She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
"The face of evil is always the face of total need."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Evil)

"Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

"Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Fear, Devil)

"We can overcome evil with greater good."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Evil)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Love, Money, Evil, Want)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Devil, Effort, Labor)

"Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Evil, Water)

"There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Evil, May)

"The want of money is the root of all evil."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, Evil, Want)

"The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Care, Evil, Youth)

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Apology, Books)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Devil, Fun)

"Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Evil, Mystery)

"I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Hell, Help, Humanity, Thinking)

"I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Devil, Woman)

"A great book is like great evil."
- Callimachus
(Related: Evil)

"Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent."
- John Calvin
(Related: Evil, Grace, Reason, Will)

"Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Evil, Mind, Vices)

"What I have learned from my work up to now, is to try to be open, but also protect myself by not letting the good and the evil get too much importance."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Work, Evil, Importance, Now, Open)

"When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Islam, Evil, Leading)

"Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Virtue, Evil, Reality)

"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
(Related: Evil, Harm, Ignorance, Intentions, May, Understanding, World)

"To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Evil, Man, Mind, Right, Saying, Today, Will)

"Now I am near to the getting of my crown, which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord, and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here, and makes me triumph over devils, and men, and sin: they shall wound me no more."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, Desire, Now)

"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house."
- George Carlin
(Related: Evil, May)

"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Devil, Language, Now, Reason, Sarcasm)

"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
(Related: Death, Men, Life, Accident, Day, Evil, Judgment, Justice)

"I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Devil, Fact, Facts, Theory)

"Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Evil)

"I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Mother, Devil, Faces, Saying)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Peace, War, Children, Evil, Killing, May, Will)

"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
(Related: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

"I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Character, Decision, Evil)

"My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Success, Evil, World)

"I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Life, Evil, Will)

"A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Man)

"In the world we make good as evil and evil as good."
- James Caviezel
(Related: Evil, World)

"There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it... with you."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Day, Evil, Nothing, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Life, Attention, Evil)

"Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Faith, Evil, Unbelief)

"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

"We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Peace, Possibility, Destruction, Earth, Fight, Future, Principles, Ruin, Security)

"In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: War, May)

"I believe it is peace in our time."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Peace, Time)

"However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: War, Circumstances, May, Nation)

"How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: People, Country, Nothing, Quarrel, Trying)

"I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Time, Communism, Evil, Focus)

"Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Women, Evil, Man, May, Woman)

"Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Circumstances, Evil, Potential)

"It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Evil, Excitement, Feeling, Years)

"This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Evil, Man, Vice)

"Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Father, Devil, Lies, Pride, Sin)

"Neutral men are the devil's allies."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Men, Devil)

"We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Evil, May)

"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Deal with the Devil if the Devil has a constituency - and don't complain about the heat."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Devil)

"Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Related: Control, Evil)

"It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Mistake, Evil, Fight, Right, Spiritual, Wickedness, Wrong)

"None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

"See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil... I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Day, Evil)

"Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Evil)

"There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: God, Free will, Man)

"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Devil, Hell)

"If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Evil, Labor, Pleasure)

"The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Wisdom, Evil)

"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Action, Evil, Man, Order, Violence)

"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Evil, Man, World)

"Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Truth, Evil, Gossip)

"Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Negative, Man, Present)

"Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Time, Act, Actions, America, Americans, Europe, Evil, Unity)

"Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Soul, Body, Connection, Evil)

"I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Character, Devil, Pleasure)

"To do no evil is good, to intend none better."
- Claudius
(Related: Evil)

"To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better."
- Claudius
(Related: Evil, Nothing)

"When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever; no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Action, Failure, Evil, Right, Wrong)

"We don't defeat evil by becoming evil."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Defeat, Evil)

"Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Thought, Desire, Evil, Gambling, Name, Poor)

"Do Tasmanian devils really exist?"
- Tom Cochrane
"Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Goals, Evil, Help, Laws, Succeed)

"If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Power, Religion, Evil)

"Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Friend, Devil, Enemy, Now, Right)

"Let us never forget that terrorism at its heart, at its evil heart, is a psychological war. It endeavors to break the spirit and the resolve of those it attacks by creating a lose-lose situation."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: War, Heart, Evil, Forget, Spirit, Terrorism)

"Talk of the devil, and his horns appear."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Devil, Talk)

"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Evil)

"Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood."
- Anthony Collins
(Related: Truth, Evil, Falsehood, Respect)

"I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Time, Mistake, Devil)

"The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: April)

"The world is the devil's hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game."
- Anthony Comstock
(Related: Children, Devil, Hunting, World)

"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God."
- Sean Connery
(Related: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Men, Belief, Evil, Supernatural, Wickedness)

"Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Progress, Hope, Evil, Lies)

"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."
- Bradley Cooper
(Related: Evil, Mission, Sleep)

"It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Nature, Evil)

"The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Land, Water)

"There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Church, Body, Leading)

"In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Character, Aristocracy, Evil, Measure, Race, Tradition)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

"The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Evil)

"I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

"I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Evil, Humanity, Will)

"Evil prospers when good men do nothing."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing)

"I'm actually an evil bastard in real life. Fark allows me to vent weirdness. Thank god for that, too."
- Drew Curtis
(Related: God, Life, Evil)

"Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful."
- John Cusack
(Related: Movies, Time, Evil, Fact)

"The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world, on their mission of good or of evil."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Evil, Mission, Words, World)

"We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Act, Evil, Motives, Result)

"'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Men, Evil, Ignorance)

"It's okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, that's evil?"
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Power, People, Evil, Kids, Trying)

"Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil, and that it is our duty not to commit sin."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Christian, Duty, Evil, Sin, Will)

"To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Actions, Nothing, Obedience, Rest)

"It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Evil, Man)

"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Work, Devil)

"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
(Related: Effect, Evil)

"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Power, Battle, Evil, Struggle)

"Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Money, Devil, Mammon)

"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
(Related: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Evil, Fight)

"He uses his good powers for evil, and that's when it gets to the dangerous side of it."
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Evil)

"Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that you have to keep changing things and get something new. I think that's balls - evil. But obviously that's your livelihood."
- Robin Day
(Related: Idea, Advertising, Evil)

"This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Evil, Struggle)

"I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils."
- Howard Dean
(Related: May)

"As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Covetousness, Evil, Poverty)

"'Tis no sin to cheat the devil."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Devil, Sin)

"Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face."
- Nelson DeMille
"There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Money, Time, Daughter, Thought, First, Freedom, Future, Now, World)

"One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Food, Life, Man, Order)

"The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Life, Being, Difference, End, Evil)

"We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Evil, Genocide, Reason, Study)

"I don't even own a TV because I think it's the devil."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Devil)

"Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Genius, Evil, World)

"I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Ants, Evil, Horror)

"Evil changes everybody!"
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Evil)

"I've learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Evil)

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Beauty, God, Heart, Devil, Fighting, Man)

"Wilde is the greatest force for evil that has appeared in Europe during the last 350 years."
- Lord Alfred Douglas
(Related: Europe, Evil, Force, Years)

"Hierarchy is is much reviled in the present day."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Day, Present)

"If it wasn't for the devil, we wouldn't be here, would we?"
- Brad Dourif
(Related: Devil)

"There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second."
- Louis Dudek
(Related: People, Achievement, First, World)

"If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Art, Evil, Man)

"Imaginary evils are incurable."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
"Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Evil, Name, World)

"Evil be to him who evil thinks."
- Edward II
(Related: Evil)

"Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both."
- Tryon Edwards
"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Health, Life, Soul, Devil)

"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Evil, Theology)

"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
(Related: People, Evil, World)

"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Desire, Effort, Evil)

"The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Evil)

"There is nothing good or evil save in the will."
- Epictetus
(Related: Evil, Nothing, Will)

"Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit."
- Epictetus
(Related: Habit, Evil, Present)

"It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting."
- Epictetus
(Related: Insults, Opinion)

"If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it."
- Epictetus
(Related: Lie, Evil)

"If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another."
- Epicurus
(Related: Men, God, Evil)

"Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Nature, Mother, Evil, Thoughtful)

"I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too."
- Euripides
(Related: Friend, Evil, Man)

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Politics, Religion, Idea, Country, Devil, Running)

"Evil societies always kill their consciences."
- James L. Farmer, Jr.
(Related: Evil)

"You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Sister, Brother, Evil)

"So certainly, if we can tell evil stories to make people sick, we can also tell good myths that make them well."
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Related: People, Evil, Myths)

"Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: God, Deep, End, Evil, Man, Mystery, Struggle, Theory, Uncertainty)

"The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Love, Devil)

"If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Will)

"Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Will)

"Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Money, Evil)

"Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: HusbActor, Devil)

"You're meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Evil)

"I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Day, Doubt, Evil, Interest, Letters)

"I think that generally music should be a positive thing, I like Bob Marley's attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music, and when he went to a place he didn't go to play, he went to conquer."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Life, Music, Goal, Positive, Evil, Fight, Nothing, Play, World)

"Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Devil, Ignorance, Name, Nothing, Stupidity)

"World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Love, War, History, Battle, Drama, Evil, Will, World, World war, Writers, Years)

"Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Evil, Tribute)

"There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it."
- Thomas Foran
(Related: Evil, Kids)

"The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Character, Control, Censorship, Evil, Self)

"One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Money)

"Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Sense, Writer)

"God will not damn a lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds."
- Garrett Fort
(Related: God, Soul, Evil, Will)

"Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: People, Danger, Dawn, Evil, Lies, Today)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil."
- Anatole France
(Related: Nature, Evil, Principles)

"I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: People, Evil)

"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)

"Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Devil, Play, Will)

"Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief. You do what you do out of necessity."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Being, Evil, Necessity)

"He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Devil, Man, Sin)

"The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Devil, Lies, Miser)

"With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Action, Devil, Devotion)

"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Business, Devil, Duty, Law)

"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Time, Beauty, Idea, Fear, Evil, Force, Man)

"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 Gandhi
(Related: Love, Evil)

"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 Gandhi
(Related: Love, Evil)

"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 Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)

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

"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Love, Despair, Evil, Human nature, Influence, Yield)

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Cooperation, Duty, Evil)

"Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Evil, Will, Wrong)

"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Evil)

"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
(Related: Being, Children, Evil, Parents, Spiritual, World)

"One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy."
- John Gardner
(Related: Time, Devil, Editors, Fight, Temptation)

"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Devil, Man)

"Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks."
- David Garrick
(Related: Devil, Heaven)

"How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!"
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Evil)

"Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Life, Virtue, Evil, Meaning, Nothing, Order, Will, Words)

"On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends."
- John Gay
(Related: Choice, Evil, Friends, Name)

"Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives."
- John Gay
(Related: Wives)

"If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Television)

"Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom."
- George III
(Related: End, Evil, Knavery, May, Will)

"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."
- William Gibson
(Related: Evil)

"Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Change, Work, Evil, Struggle)

"Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Death, Imagination, Life, Evil, World)

"The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Conscience, Countries, Disease, Evil, Physicians, Practice)

"Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Conscience, Evil, Forget, Mankind)

"Everything understood by the term co-operation is in some sense an evil."
- William Godwin
(Related: Evil, Sense)

"He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil."
- William Godwin
(Related: Life, Men, Duty, Evil, Liberty, Right)

"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fear, Fate, Man)

"If power made one evil, then God would be the Devil."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Power, God, Devil)

"The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

"It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'"
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Reputation)

"Evil report carries further than any applause."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Applause, Evil)

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Friendship, Life, Evil)

"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Friendship, Life, Fortune)

"Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Evil, Open)

"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
(Related: Religion, Love, God, People, Evil, Spirits, Years)

"Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Egotism, Evil, Ignorance, Man, Selfishness, Will)

"In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: America, Country, Faults, Sun)

"This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country."
- George Grey
(Related: Government, Brazil, Country, Destruction, Evil, Now, State)

"Well one of the times I did a stunt was in the devil's snare room and they lifted me up on a harness and a safety rope really, really high, and they just dropped me down into the devil's snare."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Devil, Safety)

"The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Devil, Open, Poor, Preaching, Prison, Satan)

"This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

"The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Devil, Metaphor)

"Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Performance, Devil)

"My favorite NBA team are the houston rockets and favorite college team are the duke blue devils."
- Dante Hall
(Related: College, Favorite, Houston)

"Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Balance, Evil, Trying, World)

"When good befalls a man he calls it Providence, when evil fate."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Evil, Fate, Man, Providence)

"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
- Learned Hand
(Related: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)

"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)

"It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Evil, Gain, Loss, Proof)

"A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Evil, Man)

"The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Evil)

"Gossip is the Devil's radio."
- George Harrison
(Related: Devil, Gossip)

"You always fall for the rascal or the guy who's got a little bit of the devil in him. You can't help it."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Devil, Help)

"Umpires are necessary evils."
- Doug Harvey
"The most rabidly religious people are the most rabidly evil."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: People, Evil, Religious)

"Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Acceptance, Contempt, Evil, Familiarity)

"The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Devil, Will)

"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."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Evil, Words)

"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it."
- John Hay
(Related: Tyranny)

"Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God."
- B. R. Hayden
(Related: Education, Religion, God, Evil, Grace)

"There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Nature, Evil, Human nature)

"My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Future, Meeting)

"In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Appearance, Evil)

"A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Imagination, Devil, Man)

"The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Money, Evil, Fact, World)

"I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me."
- Anna Held
"I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Time, Evil, Lies)

"The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition."
- George Herbert
(Related: Atheism, Devil, Superstition, World)

"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
- Herodotus
(Related: Fear, Being, Boldness, Risk)

"The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
- Herodotus
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Ignorance)

"Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace."
- Herodotus
(Related: Peace, War, Effort, Evil)

"He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner."
- Hesiod
(Related: Evil)

"Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man."
- Hesiod
(Related: Evil, Man)

"The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it."
- Hesiod
(Related: Evil, Man)

"So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech."
- Hesiod
(Related: People, Evil, Justice, Kings, Speech, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, Eternity, Evil, Illusion, Suffering, World)

"Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?"
- Rowland Hill
(Related: Devil)

"Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Devil, Poverty)

"It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Men, Power, Idea, Evil, Malice, Opinion, Remarkable)

"It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Power, Evil, Promise, Sense)

"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."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Evil, Ugly)

"Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Compassion, Evil)

"The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Evil, Mind)

"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."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Sister, Brother, Evil)

"Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Dancing, Devil, Help)

"The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: Imagination, Character, Corruption, University, World)

"Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both."
- Homer
(Related: Blessings, Evil, Man)

"Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Spirit)

"I can pretty much get in touch with my evil side pretty easily."
- Kelly Hu
(Related: Evil, Pretty)

"Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Evil, World)

"The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Thoughts, Evil)

"Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Evil, Mistrust)

"Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!"
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Man, Providence, Woman)

"However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Virtue, Consequences, Evil, Extremes, Forget, May)

"Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: Experience, Christ, Evil, Struggle)

"You can put in all the difficulties, jumps, runs, and any other devilish complexities you like, except octave spans and similar features which do not suit the formation of hands."
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel
(Related: Difficulties)

"Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good."
- William Hurlbut
(Related: Life, Angels, Being, Nonsense)

"The devil is compromise."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Compromise, Devil)

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

"We're at war against the ultimate evil in the world, and We're going to win."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: War, Evil, World)

"I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Truth, Evil, Ignorance)

"There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government)

"The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: God, Devil, Old, Trying, Will)

"Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn't him. This is not him."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, Money, Power, Children, Evil, Parents)

"I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that."
- Brion James
(Related: Movies, Evil, Play, Want, Words)

"The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck."
- William James
(Related: Devil, World)

"In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

"May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage."
- Yahya Jammeh
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Deed, Enemies, Evil, May, Pleasure, World)

"The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough."
- Bede Jarrett
(Related: Anger, Evil, Needs, World)

"We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Evil, Prohibition, Will)

"Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Mankind, Right)

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Dawn, Day, Evil, Mind, Spirits, Tyranny, Will)

"How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Pain)

"It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Devil, Earth)

"So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Wife, Purpose, Devil)

"Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Work, Devil, May)

"Haste is of the Devil."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Devil, Haste)

"Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Devil, May)

"We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Women, Crime, Evil, Houses, Humanity, Victims)

"You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
(Related: Wife, Devil)

"All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Arguments, Evil, Poverty)

"They that know no evil will suspect none."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Evil, Will)

"I remember I was like five or six years old; I played the devil. That was my first role."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Devil, First, Old, Years)

"The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil 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
(Related: Danger, Evil, Man, Nothing, Order, Promises, Road)

"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Cure, Darkness, Evil, Help, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Evil, Fact, Wickedness)

"The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils."
- Junius
"I think that money is the root of all evil. I've seen it happen."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: Money, Evil)

"There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

"The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil, Man)

"Evil is whatever distracts."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil)

"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
(Related: Desire, Evil, Hate, Nations, United, World)

"The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Evil, Reason)

"Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'"
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: War, Evil, Mankind, Praise, Will)

"Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Reality, Regret, Uncertainty)

"Where liberty dies, evil grows."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Evil, Liberty)

"You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway."
- Danny Kaye
"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Science, Apathy, Cure, May)

"We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Apathy, Cure, May)

"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Time, Men, People, Devil, Energy, Fighting)

"If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work, if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Money, Work, Devil, Right)

"I have sometimes been haunted with the idea that it was an imperative duty, knowing what I know, and having seen what I have seen, to do all that lies in my power to show the dangers and the evils of this frightful institution."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Power, Idea, Duty, Lies)

"Of two evils we must always choose the least."
- Thomas a Kempis
"Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen."
- Thomas Kempis
"A man can look upon his life and accept it as good or evil; it is far, far harder for him to confess that it has been unimportant in the sum of things."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Life, Evil, Man)

"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."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Cause, Evil, Extreme, Opponents)

"I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Evil, Poverty)

"It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Ideas, Evil)

"I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Fear, Drama, Evil, Formula, Horror)

"Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Gods, Beginning, Boredom, Evil, Wonder, World)

"Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Boredom, Evil)

"Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Being, Evil, Idleness)

"I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power."
- Harmon Killebrew
(Related: Power, Evil, Intentions)

"The devil's voice is sweet to hear."
- Stephen King
(Related: Devil, Voice)

"It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost."
- Stephen King
(Related: Evil, Goodness)

"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.
(Related: Power, Love, Enemies, Evil, Hate)

"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.
(Related: Love, Enemies, Evil, Hate, World)

"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.
(Related: Evil)

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Truth, Evil, Reality, Right, Will, Word)

"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Evil, Pain)

"And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?""
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Art, Heart, Devil, First, Joy, Pretty, World)

"Perfectionists are their own devils."
- Jack Kirby
"The important information you need at the beginning of an issue. Like way they did the old Frank Miller Daredevil issues in the first five pages he always had to state his origins and how he got his powers."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Beginning, First, Information, Old, State)

"It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Devil)

"I think the world is full of evil people. I think in some ways we're in more danger now than before."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: People, Danger, Evil, Now, World)

"We are coming out of a century that was taught that one way of looking at the world, that one form of behavior, is as valid as another. The idea of true evil has been blown away."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Idea, Behavior, Evil, World)

"Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct."
- Dean Koontz
"Every book has some real life in it. I was never pursued by an evil twin clone, but everything else in MR. MURDER was pretty much out of my own life."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Life, Evil, Murder, Pretty)

"The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Europe, Evil, Spirit)

"What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing. I fear that more than death."
- Otilia De Koster
(Related: Death, Fear, Being, Evil, Nothing)

"I'm not subject to their rise and fall because I'm not accepted by them, so I have my own little curve going on. A lot of it is because of how much I play, I think I connect like when all you had was Vaudeville, I think I have an audience by performing a lot!"
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Play)

"Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Life, Time, Choice, Circumstances, Evil, First, Information)

"Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Angels, Devil)

"At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Evil, Right, Traditions, Wrong)

"Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Evil, Forget, Struggle)

"A national evil requires a national remedy; let not this any longer be delayed: let your minds expand, free from every narrow principle, and let the public good become the sole object of your united Christian efforts."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Christian, Evil, Public, United)

"Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil."
- Richard Land
(Related: God, Evil)

"Some people turn from God because they cannot understand how a good God can permit evil in the world."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, People, Evil, World)

"With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future."
- John B. Larson
(Related: Devil, Fight, Future, Measure, Needs, Now, Will)

"That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Knowledge, Awareness, Conflict, Evil, Free will, Man, Temptation)

"In both the presence of evil and the eventual triumph over evil the sweep is cosmic. It embraces the entire universe, what to man is both seen and unseen. The victory is to be accomplished through Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Victory, Christ, Evil, Man, Universe)

"It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Power, Alliance, Evil, Gravity, Laws, Will)

"Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?"
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Evil)

"Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Evil, Mistrust)

"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Time, Devil, Spirit)

"Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state."
- William Law
(Related: Self, State)

"This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Evil, Wickedness)

"Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Circumstances, Evil, Heaven, May, Years)

"The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well."
- Michael Ledeen
(Related: Iraq)

"We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: War, Act, Authority, Evil, Justice, President)

"The devil's name is dullness."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Devil, Name)

"Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Causes, Despair, Evil, Struggle)

"Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate."
- Jay Leno
(Related: War, Debate, Evil, Night, Osama bin laden, Satan)

"Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Death, Desire, Evil, Man)

"Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

"When evil acts in the world it always manages to find instruments who believe that what they do is not evil but honorable."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Evil, World)

"When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Evil)

"Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Devil, Hair)

"The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror."
- Sonya Levien
(Related: Horror, Instinct, Man, Pleasure, Ugly)

"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Adversity, Devil, Prosperity, Weather, Years)

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Education, Values, Devil, Man)

"You've got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven... I have the devil in me! If I didn't have, I'd be Christian!"
- Jerry Lee Lewis
(Related: God, Devil, Heaven, Talk)

"Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Capitalism, Evil, Military)

"Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society."
- Judith Light
(Related: Society, Bigotry, Deep, Evil, Prejudice)

"Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)

"My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."
- Mary Todd Lincoln
(Related: Genius, Evil, Procrastination)

"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good."
- John Locke
(Related: Actions, Evil)

"It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character, that they think no evil of the object loved."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Character, Evil)

"Evil is only good perverted."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Evil)

"However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Failure, Evil, May)

"We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: War, Evil, Religious)

"Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: Evil, Value)

"Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Will)

"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
(Related: Truth, Conflict, Evil, Falsehood, Nation)

"So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds."
- Lucretius
(Related: Religion, Deeds, Evil)

"But other vampire stories? Well, no, I really haven't read too many, and I can't say I'm crazy about romantic vampires anyway - to me the vampire is simply an evil monster."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Evil, Romantic)

"Words can sometimes be used to confuse, but it's up to the practitioners of the study of language to apply them for good and not for evil. It is just like fire; fire can heat your house or burn it down."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Evil, Fire, Language, Study, Words)

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Church, Devil)

"If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Devil, Old)

"There is nothing that makes us feel so good as the idea that someone else is an evil-doer."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Idea, Evil, Nothing)

"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."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Home, Power, Evil)

"There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Cure, Freedom)

"Afternoon classes - that evil invention!"
- John Gresham Machen
(Related: Evil)

"It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Laws, Spirits, State, Wickedness)

"Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Evil, Hatred)

"For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Being)

"I'd like to do more Shakespeare. I'd like to do Iago in Othello. I look so benign. It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Soul, Evil, Shakespeare)

"I love devils."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Love)

"I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet."
- Ken MacLeod
(Related: Father, Devil, Internet, Lies)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)

"What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Evil, Minority)

"We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Answers, Devil, Will)

"One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good - he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad - he and the world is destroyed."
- Maimonides
(Related: Balance, Deed, Evil, World)

"If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Earth, Evil)

"We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Evil, Nothing, Philosophy, Sense)

"You cannot of yourself move your arm or alter your position, situation, posture, do to other men good or evil, or effect the least change in the world."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Change, Men, Effect, Evil, World)

"I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Virtue, Evil, Temptation)

"No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Quality, Habit, Act, Hypocrisy, Passion, World)

"There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Life, Money, Gold, Labor, Poor, Value, Worth)

"We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Service)

"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)

"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

"The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Religion, Honor, Patience, Weight)

"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."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Evil, Quarrel)

"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."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Men, Evil)

"Evil and good are God's right hand and left."
- Horace Mann
(Related: God, Evil, Right)

"From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Power, Darkness, World)

"There's good and evil going on. We have cops. We have robbers."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Evil)

"Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Love, People, Devil)

"Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Beauty, Devil)

"If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Devil, Saying)

"When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Artists, Devil)

"Show business is one of the few businesses that the devil will actually agree to own just a portion of your soul because he knows if you have a performer's ego you were probably working for him all along."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Business, Soul, Devil, Ego, Will)

"In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Women, Church, Devil, Theology)

"We don't want other people poking into our artistic pie."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: People, Want)

"One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Music, American, Pleasure)

"Before, we may have taken part in it without even thinking it was American Jewish, but in this case, I think, you have now perhaps pointed us in a direction of a new interest in this repertoire."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: American, Direction, Interest, May, Now, Thinking)

"There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: English)

"The awful thing about a conductor becoming geriatric is that you seem to become more desirable, not less."
- Neville Marriner
"Taste is changing, style is changing, and players' abilities are changing."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Style, Taste)

"So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Society, Being)

"So I've never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Separation)

"So I think we got together as the Academy to give ourselves that sort of responsibility and to play well."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Play, Responsibility)

"One thing we were looking for from the start was players who really fit together, who sounded in tune."
- Neville Marriner
"This American Jewish music is a new experience for us at least consciously."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Experience, Music, American)

"Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Music, Composers, Now, Today, Will, Years)

"Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Music, Opera)

"Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more."
- Neville Marriner
"Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000."
- Neville Marriner
"If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Musicians, Romantic)

"If the (British) Arts Council give you money, they also tell you how to spend it."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Money)

"I would like new people with new ideas to come into it and change it."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Change, People, Ideas)

"I think we were all frustrated with our daily routine."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Routine)

"But the most important test is to take them on tour and see if you can bear to spend time with them."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Time)

"As you know, there are certain languages that lend themselves very easily to vocal use."
- Neville Marriner
"I think the quality of something like the Beveridge, for instance, will have a life of its own."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Life, Quality, Will)

"We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

"A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Truth, People, Devil)

"It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England?"
- John Masefield
(Related: Home, Being, England, Navy, Now, Right)

"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Mother, Son, Children, Devil, End, Vote)

"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
(Related: Baseball, Evil, Fans, Luxury, Umpire)

"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
(Related: Evil, Order, Universe)

"Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Age, Soul, Body, Evil, Feeling, Generations, Hair, Indifference, Old)

"Nobody thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're doing the right thing."
- Andrew McCarthy
(Related: Evil, Right)

"I got involved in improv comedy. It settled me down when I was getting wild. I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars and drinking and driving, let's just say, a lot."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Comedy, Drinking, Driving, Evil)

"You can best fight any existing evil from the inside."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Evil, Fight)

"But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Day, Evil, Fight)

"I think there are some very evil things about gentrification."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Evil)

"Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Evil, Reason, Spirits)

"It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Evil, May)

"In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils - mass unemployment and the threat of war."
- James Meade
(Related: War, Unemployment)

"There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Hell, Wickedness)

"Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil."
- Menander
(Related: Marriage, Truth, Evil, Will)

"The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess."
- Menander
(Related: Beginning, Evil, Excess, Goodness)

"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not."
- Mencius
(Related: Evil, Heaven, Man, Mankind)

"Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else."
- Mencius
(Related: Time, Negative, Evil)

"The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: God, Failure, Children, Devil, Man, Theory)

"Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Devil)

"A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Children, Conscience, Evil, Parents, Prison, School)

"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Government, Time, Evil, Trying, Waste)

"There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Family, Devil, Man, Years)

"I don't think good and evil are polarized."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Evil)

"Onstage, I am a devil. But I'm hardly a social reject."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Devil)

"I wasn't straining at the bit to become a movie star any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville and into Broadway musicals."
- Ethel Merman
"I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Life, Evil, Free will, Heaven, Sin)

"The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Government, Power, Evil, Reason)

"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."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Actions, Cause, Evil, Inaction, Injury, May)

"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
(Related: Evil, Opinion)

"Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Action, Difference, Doctrine, Evil, Example, Poets, World)

"Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Consciousness, Evil, Existence)

"The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Evil, Sense)

"Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Energy)

"We are not angels. Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Angels)

"The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Mankind)

"The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Conquest, Evil, Spirit, Weapons)

"I often remembered also that I had been told, that we shall have as many devils biting us, if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Hell)

"The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil."
- James Monroe
(Related: Government, Evil)

"Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Nature, Beginning, Covetousness, Devil, End, First, Vice)

"I am perhaps a late follower of Zoroaster and I believe that the foundation of life is built upon the struggle between the two opposing forces of Good and Evil."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Life, Evil, Struggle)

"The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Evil, Lies)

"The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Idea, Difference, Evil, First)

"It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Faith, Religion, Children, Christ, Devil, Understanding, Words)

"Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand."
- John Moody
(Related: Fact, Laws, Managers, Public)

"In restoring man from evil sovereignty, we must cheat."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Evil, Man)

"Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print."
- Thomas Moore
"Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper."
- Hannah More
(Related: Men, Children, Evil, Idleness, Temper)

"In politics the choice is constantly between two evils."
- John Morley
(Related: Politics, Choice)

"If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: Comfort, Past, Present)

"It is my opinion that human history can make no sense unless evil doings are recognized for what they are, and that they are bearable only if somehow they may be redeemed."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: History, Evil, May, Opinion, Sense)

"Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Evil, Infatuation, Violence)

"History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: History, Time, People, Advertising, Evil, Want, Will)

"There is only one evil, one crime, one sin: lack of heart."
- Multatuli
(Related: Heart, Crime, Evil)

"Only lies and evil come from letting people off."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: People, Evil, Lies)

"Oh, you know, driving around, coming to a stop sign and an entire family, from 8 to 80, will be looking at me with that Dr. Evil look - pinkie on the mouth."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Family, Driving, Evil, Will)

"Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil - the adventures of being an evil single parent - needed to be explored."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Family, Being, Evil, First)

"I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Development, Culture, Evil, Satan, Struggle)

"It's not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It's that God gives us the power."
- Gabriele Nanni
(Related: Men, Power, God, Devil, Poor)

"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Hate, Man, Opinion)

"Treat every Frenchman as if he was the devil himself."
- Lord Nelson
(Related: Devil)

"It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Evil, Lies, Nothing, Universe)

"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)

"Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Religion, Evil, Potential)

"When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Time, Day)

"I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award."
- Aaron Neville
"When I record something, I'll take a drive and just listen."
- Aaron Neville
"We lived together as kids, and now we're taking care of each other as men."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Men, Care, Kids, Now)

"Until I went to rehab, I didn't understand what it did."
- Aaron Neville
"The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Experience)

"So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Poetry, People, Now, Want)

"So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Law, Prayer, Years)

"My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Friends, Joy)

"Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while."
- Aaron Neville
"If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Lying, Tomorrow)

"I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Father, People, Churches)

"I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Music, Soul)

"It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Technology, Experience, People, Play, Sound)

"I think things happened the way they did for a reason."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Reason)

"Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Mother, Growing up)

"But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Punishment)

"I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: People, Eyes, Want, World)

"I feel it was just a few years ago I was running around in short pants."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Running, Years)

"I just sing. You have to use it."
- Aaron Neville
"I owe it all to Jesus."
- Aaron Neville
"I really like listening to music in my car."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Car, Music, Listening)

"I sing around the house, in the shower."
- Aaron Neville
"Every morning I wake up and thank God."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: God)

"We have to win that game. But we have to win every game, that's the way it's always been."
- Gary Neville
"It will be a difficult couple of days. It's difficult now and it will be difficult tomorrow."
- Gary Neville
(Related: Now, Tomorrow, Will)

"Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating."
- Richard Neville
(Related: Life, Sense, Worth)

"Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Corruption, Evil, Excess)

"We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Capitalism, Fight, Racism)

"Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end."
- John Newton
(Related: Content, End, Evil)

"Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Behavior, Evil, Humanity)

"The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Comedy, Style, Violence)

"In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Man, Woman)

"'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?"
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Men, Songs)

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Hope, Man, Reality)

"Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Evil)

"Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Conscience, Evil)

"That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Government, Evil)

"War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: War, Evil, Will)

"The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: War, America, Evil, Will)

"When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Rome)

"Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Advertising, Evil)

"I did not feel 'evil' when I wrote advertisements for Puerto Rico. They helped attract industry and tourists to a country which had been living on the edge of starvation for 400 years."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Country, Living, Starvation, Tourists, Years)

"I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Evil, Journalism, Saying)

"I hope you're representing the devil's advocate."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Hope, Devil)

"The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all."
- Origen
(Related: Power, Evil)

"This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels."
- Origen
(Related: Time, Angels, Devil, Opinion, Present)

"The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Communism, Evil, Police, State)

"War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Evil)

"Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Evil, Heaven, Hell, Mankind)

"George Bush is not stupid. He's evil. OK? There's a huge difference between stupid and evil."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Difference, Evil)

"An evil life is a kind of death."
- Ovid
(Related: Death, Life, Evil)

"All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil."
- Ovid
(Related: Evil)

"Boldness and decision command, often even in evil, the respect and concurrence of mankind."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Decision, Boldness, Evil, Mankind, Respect)

"The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing."
- Kerry Packer
(Related: Devil, Heaven, News, Nothing)

"People desire to separate their worlds into polarities of dark and light, ugly and beautiful, good and evil, right and wrong, inside and outside. Polarities serve us in our learning and growth, but as souls we are all."
- Joy Page
(Related: People, Growth, Desire, Evil, Learning, Light, Right, Ugly, Wrong)

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Government, Evil, State)

"It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: God, Bible, Devil, Name)

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Society, Government, Evil, State)

"I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Evil, Want)

"They actually bought me for Daredevil 2, but they have to exercise the option."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Exercise)

"That's another reason I did Daredevil: I didn't get killed off in it."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Reason)

"He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Lie, Evil, Silence, Speech)

"I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Freedom)

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Conviction, Evil, Religious)

"Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Evil, Fault, Faults, Illusion)

"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Being, Evil, Man)

"Evil is easy, and has infinite forms."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Evil, Infinite)

"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Cause, Evil, Man)

"The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Children, Conscience, Evil, Result)

"Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Desire, Evil, Hard work, Satisfaction)

"A dimple on the chin, the devil within."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Devil)

"A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous; by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions."
- James Payn
(Related: Hope, Evil, Poverty)

"The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Change, History, Soul, Heart, Battle, Evil, May, Mind)

"A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it."
- William Penn
(Related: End, Evil, May)

"I do like to explore evil characters in my books."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Books, Evil)

"There is in the end no remedy but truth. It is the one course that cannot be evil."
- Ellis Peters
(Related: Truth, End, Evil)

"Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others."
- John Petit-Senn
(Related: People, Evil)

"To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds."
- Petrarch
(Related: Men, Truth, Evil, Judgment, Will)

"That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World."
- William Petty
(Related: Evil, Old, Will, World)

"Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Evil, Present)

"The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Evil, Incompetence, Office, Post)

"Probably the worst time in a person's life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it's been a pretty good day."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Family, Life, Time, Day, Devil, Pretty)

"Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Life, Time, Devil, Murder)

"This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Love, Truth, Evil, Falsehood, Hatred)

"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."
- Plato
(Related: Nature, Evil, Human nature, Will)

"To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils."
- Plato
(Related: Soul, Injustice, World)

"Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune."
- Plato
(Related: Cleverness, Evil, Ignorance, Learning, Misfortune, Training)

"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal."
- Plato
(Related: Being, Cleverness, Evil, Extreme, Ignorance, Learning)

"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil."
- Plato
(Related: Evil, Ignorance)

"No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death."
- Plato
(Related: Death, Life, Evil, Man)

"Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Evil)

"Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good."
- Plato
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Evil, May)

"Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Courage, Evil)

"Keep what you have; the known evil is best."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Evil)

"The evil that we know is best."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Evil)

"Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early '50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Being, Evil, Guests, Public, Smoking)

"The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil."
- Plutarch
(Related: Evil)

"That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Man)

"Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Death, Thought, Evil, Mankind, Prayer)

"If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Religion, Difference, Evil)

"Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, People, Cause, Evil, Fact, Perfection, Unhappiness)

"Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Evil, Liberals, Poor, World)

"If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Devil, Mind, Trouble)

"The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts."
- Anthony Price
(Related: Devil, Hell, Information, Light)

"No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things to them unwillingly."
- Protagoras
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man)

"There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Chaos, Darkness, Evil, Light, Man, Order, Woman)

"The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Evil, Inflation, Persistence, Public, Secrecy)

"Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Evil, Habits)

"He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Opportunity, Evil)

"Tell the truth and shame the devil."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Truth, Devil, Shame)

"Ignorance is the mother of all evils."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Mother, Ignorance)

"Getting back to the point, a guy like Jerry, he deals with the business, and he doesn't see it as being evil or ugly, it's what you have to do, and I mean I know there's some really ugly parts to it and parts which drive me nuts, but not in the same way as music business."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Business, Music, Being, Deals, Evil, Ugly)

"I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Time, Positive, Americans, Behavior, Evil, Will)

"I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful."
- Kathleen Raine
(Related: Evil, Hell)

"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?"
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Money, Evil)

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Life, Money, Evil, Man)

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Evil, Right, Wrong)

"Evil requires the sanction of the victim."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Evil)

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case."
- John Rawls
(Related: Life, Feelings, Animals, Compassion, Destruction, Evil, Humanity, Pain, Pleasure, Wrong)

"The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice."
- John Rawls
(Related: Love, Power, Evil, Injustice, Man)

"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
- Thomas Reed
(Related: Hope, Legislation, World)

"Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing at us do not think we are evil. What they think is that we are naive and incompetent."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: People, Evil, President)

"It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Death, Friend, Evil)

"This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Difficulty, Evil, Goodness)

"I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that would damn or save my soul."
- Anne Rice
(Related: God, Soul, Vision, Devil, Nothing)

"Memnoch the Devil happen to be my favorite of all The Vampire Chronicles."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Devil, Favorite)

"People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult."
- Anne Rice
(Related: God, People, Devil, Goodness)

"I've never seen the devil create music."
- Little Richard
(Related: Music, Devil)

"I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing."
- Little Richard
(Related: Credit, Devil, Nothing)

"Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Devil)

"I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Devil)

"Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Leisure)

"Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Thinking)

"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
(Related: People, Evil, Nothing, Wickedness, Will)

"American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: People, American, Evil, Information, Right, Will)

"If someone is mean, harmful, or evil, they're out of my life. I cross them out."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Life, Evil)

"We will fight evil, but we will do it from above 15,000 feet."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Evil, Feet, Fight, Will)

"The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Wisdom, Earth, Evil, Prayer)

"Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: People, Evil)

"There are heroes in evil as well as in good."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Evil, Heroes)

"Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Future, Past, Philosophy, Present)

"No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Evil, Man)

"Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Evil, Example, Nothing)

"That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause - I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Cause, Devil, Hearing, Kids, Rap)

"I could care less about what people think. I'm a Devil Without A Cause."
- Kid Rock
(Related: People, Care, Cause, Devil)

"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."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Leader, Confidence, Evil, Freedom, Words, World)

"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Evil, Man)

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley."
- Joel Rosenberg
(Related: Death, Son, Fear, Evil, Will)

"I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism."
- Roberto Rossellini
(Related: Optimism, Evil, Opinion)

"Our greatest evils flow from ourselves."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
"We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Pity)

"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Knowledge, Children, Evil, Man, Modesty)

"There's so much saint in the worst of them, and so much devil in the best of them, that a woman who's married to one of them, has nothing to learn of the rest of them."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Devil, Nothing, Rest, Woman)

"There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seak it."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Power)

"Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Evil, Nation, World)

"The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake."
- Dean Rusk
(Related: Time, People, Cause, Evil, World)

"You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Peace, Compromise, Evil, May)

"Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them."
- John Ruskin
"Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Evil, Facts, Forget, World)

"Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Evil, Will)

"We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience... It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Grave, Nothing)

"A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means."
- Sallust
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Injustice, Man)

"A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face."
- Jimmy Sangster
(Related: Benevolence, Evil, Mind)

"There is no evil in the world without a remedy."
- Jacopo Sannazaro
(Related: Evil, World)

"Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye."
- Jacopo Sannazaro
(Related: Son, Envy, Evil, Eye, Influence)

"The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Devil, Gold)

"Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, People, Evil, Friends)

"It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to."
- George Santayana
(Related: Devil, Force, Passion, Revenge)

"The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism."
- George Santayana
(Related: Time, Optimism, Evil, Existence)

"Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding of man's capacity for evil."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Evil, Man)

"Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Ability, Evil)

"I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Evil, Party, Troops)

"I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius. I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Genius, Evil)

"Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other."
- Richard Savage
(Related: Anger, Devil)

"While time lasts there will always be a future, and that future will hold both good and evil, since the world is made to that mingled pattern."
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Related: Time, Evil, Future, Will, World)

"The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Music, Evil, Fight, Managers, Poor, Press)

"The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can and will go when the world fails to confront it. It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century and stand up to these murderers. It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Time, End, Evil, Genocide, Will, World)

"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Creation, Man)

"Be good. Do good. The devil wields no power over a good man."
- Harry Segall
(Related: Power, Devil, Man)

"It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it, lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution, greater evils might ensue."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Men, Constitution, Wrong)

"Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Defiance, Evil, Freedom, Suffering, Surrender)

"No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Evil, May)

"Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Evil, Madness, Nothing)

"Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Work, Attention, Conflict, Evil, Fortune, Man, May, Sight)

"Then if your movie clicks with real audiences, you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Religion, Audiences, Devil, Hollywood, Office)

"It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Christianity, Destruction, Devil, Invention)

"What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Man, Mankind)

"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Name, Spirit, Wine)

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Men, Evil)

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Purpose, Devil, Scripture)

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Hell)

"With what's happened in the world the last three years, it's easier to see why it's become popular again to diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: American, Culture, Popular, World, Years)

"When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freedom."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Fear, Cause, Evil, Freedom, Will)

"Lack of money is the root of all evil."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Money, Evil)

"People don't come to Asheville very often, and they don't know I'm there. I enjoy it. I like it."
- Jules Shear
(Related: People)

"Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Evil, Extreme)

"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Change, Men, Peace, Awareness, Departure, Evil, May, Sadness)

"Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Government, Men, Evil, Vices, Will)

"I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Faith, Soul, Devil)

"You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven."
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Faith, Evil, Heaven, Prayer, Spirit, Will)

"Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Heart, Evil, Mind, Open)

"It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Evil, Misfortune)

"What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it."
- Bryan Singer
(Related: Complexity, Help, Respect, Understanding)

"Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values."
- Peter Singer
(Related: People, Values, Abuse, Americans, Evil, Freedom, World)

"Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Action, Desire, Evil, Force, Mind, Motive, Poverty)

"When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it."
- Lewis B. Smedes
(Related: Evil, Horror)

"Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Power, Habit, Conscience, Deeds, Enemies, Evil, Malice, Memories, Past, Pride, Selfishness)

"Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself."
- George A. Smith
(Related: God, Soul, Evil, Freedom)

"I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Success, Soul, People, Devil, Want)

"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Money, Work, Artists, Devil, Popular)

"Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: People, Evil)

"I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Church, Faults, Heaven, Hell, Saints, Will)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"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
(Related: Evil, Injury, Injustice, Man, Right)

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."
- Socrates
(Related: Soul, Evil, Words)

"I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Government, Drugs, Evil, Law, Wrong)

"The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Heart, Evil, Man)

"Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Blame, Evil, Illness, Victims)

"No one who errs unwillingly is evil."
- Sophocles
(Related: Evil)

"Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?"
- Sophocles
(Related: Dying, Gain)

"There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune."
- Sophocles
(Related: Men, Evil, Fortune)

"There is no greater evil than anarchy."
- Sophocles
(Related: Anarchy, Evil)

"To live without evil belongs only to the gods."
- Sophocles
(Related: Gods, Evil)

"For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things."
- Sophocles
(Related: Mother, Evil, Villainy, Wit)

"Evil counsel travels fast."
- Sophocles
(Related: Evil)

"Evil gains work their punishment."
- Sophocles
(Related: Work, Evil, Punishment)

"All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils."
- Sophocles
(Related: Cure, Man, Wishes)

"If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping."
- Sophocles
(Related: Cure, Gold, Tears, Weeping)

"Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain."
- Robert Southey
(Related: Soul, Effect, End, Evil, Man)

"I profess accurately to describe native Africa - Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse, whether for good or evil, from European civilisation."
- John H. Speke
(Related: Evil)

"If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Men, Evil)

"Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good."
- John Shelby Spong
(Related: Life, Evil)

"A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Men, Evil, Old, Temper, Worth)

"Of two evils, choose neither."
- Charles Spurgeon
"I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Movies, Morality, Action, Evil)

"We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil."
- Claus von Stauffenberg
(Related: Challenge, Conscience, Evil, Man)

"Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Evil, Hate, Man, Misery, Revenge)

"Moral authority has been laid to rest, world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Authority, Difference, Evil, Opinion, Rest, World)

"I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Thought, Evil)

"Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Thought, Chess, Evil, Inspiring)

"So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Death, Life, Devil, Joy)

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Evil, Mind, Public)

"There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Men, Evil)

"The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Devil)

"All human beings are commingled out of good and evil."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Evil)

"My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children, she quit working."
- Dean Stockwell
(Related: Mother, Children)

"It is the eve of St. George's Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?"
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Day, Evil, Midnight, Will, World)

"How far the existence of the Academy has influenced French literature, either for good or for evil, is an extremely dubious question."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Evil, Existence, Literature, Question)

"The Jew is a devil in human form. It is fitting that he be exterminated root and branch."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Devil)

"And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Rumors, Self, Sincerity)

"Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Being, Devil, Hell, Reward)

"God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: God, Christianity, Church, Devil)

"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Women, Church, Causes, Conviction, Devil, First, Sin)

"Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Devil, Temptation)

"The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Devil)

"Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg."
- Janet Suzman
(Related: Democracy, Evil, Land, Now)

"The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Time, Quality, Church, Earth, Evil, Man, World)

"The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Separation)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Evil, Punishment)

"It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Death, Evil, Mankind, Providence)

"I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Time, People, Deeds, Evil, Indifference, Victims)

"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
(Related: Enemies, Evil, Friends, Will)

"Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Progress, Remedies)

"He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

"Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Love, Devil, Hell)

"The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?"
- William Temple
(Related: God, Creation, Evil)

"Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame."
- Tertullian
(Related: Nature, Fear, Evil, Shame)

"An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Evil, Light)

"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Politics, Conflict, End, Evil, Will)

"It's not that Good doesn't triumph over Evil, it's that the point spread is too small."
- Bob Thaves
(Related: Evil)

"The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl."
- Francis Thompson
(Related: Devil)

"It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beginnings, Evil)

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Evil)

"As for the Devil - that is somebody our religion tried to do without for a long time."
- Kerry Thornley
(Related: Religion, Time, Devil)

"Marketing is the devil."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Devil, Marketing)

"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, America, Party)

"The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Words)

"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Greatness, Ability, America, Being, Faults, Lies, Nation)

"The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Health, Society, Quality, May)

"The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Complaint, Singing)

"The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Business, Equality, Men, Control, Taste)

"The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Power, People, Press)

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, American, Battle, Chance, Crisis)

"The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Goal, March, Public)

"There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: War, People, End, Will)

"Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: People, Will)

"There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Time, Drama, First, Reading, Shakespeare)

"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Positive, Succeed)

"What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Class, Democracy)

"The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Society, Time, American, Old)

"The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Anxiety, English, Eyes, Satisfaction, Want)

"The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Religion, Americans, Liberty)

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Money, American, Congress, Day, Public, Will)

"Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Society, Actions, First, Living, Manners, Nothing, Sight)

"No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: War, Country, Freedom)

"Life is to entered upon with courage."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, Courage)

"An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say "Gentlemen" to the person with whom he is conversing."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: American, Chance, Meeting, Talk, Will)

"Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Equality, Americans, Freedom, Slavery)

"All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: War, Nation)

"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Government, Tax, Obligation, Vote)

"When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Darkness, Future, Past, Spirit)

"There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Question, states, United)

"In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Love, Country, Majority, Property, states, United, World)

"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Danger, First, Revolution, Help, Innovation, May, Theory, Trouble)

"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: History)

"He was as great as a man can be without morality."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Morality, Man)

"Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Press, Will, Years)

"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Equality, Democracy, Liberty, Nothing, Restraint, Socialism, Word)

"Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, Comfort, Will)

"As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?"
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Money, Character, Americans, Value, Will, World)

"I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: America, Country, Freedom, Independence, Mind)

"In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: America, Liberty, Majority, May, Opinion)

"In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Government, Tax, Obligation, Vote, Words)

"In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Politics)

"In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Majority, Necessity, Opinions, states, United)

"It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Honor, Will)

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Faith, Morality, Liberty)

"In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: End, Revolution)

"Anything new is always considered the devil's tool."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Devil)

"But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Devil, Sense)

"For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Devil)

"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Evil)

"When a man gets his money in bad ways, when he sees the better course and takes the worse, then the devil's in his heart, and that fixes him."
- Dan Totheroh
(Related: Money, Heart, Devil, Man)

"I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Advertising, Circumstances, Evil)

"The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: Devil)

"Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs."
- Georg Trakl
(Related: Evil, Stars)

"The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people."
- Charles E. Trevelyan
(Related: People, Character, Evil, Famine)

"I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals."
- Charles E. Trevelyan
(Related: Sympathy, People, Growth, Liberals, Party)

"More than anything, there are more images in evil. Evil is based far more on the visual, whereas good has no good images at all."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Evil)

"But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: God, Devil, Poor, Right)

"I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town, Centreville. In my graduating class, I had like 92 people."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: People, Class)

"You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Necessity, Nixon)

"Work is a necessary evil to be avoided."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Work, Evil)

"The lack of money is the root of all evil."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Money, Evil)

"I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Gods, Concern, Evil, Spirits)

"Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Evil, Interest, Thinking)

"Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct."
- Robert Vaughan
"The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Men, Ambition, Evil, Fortune)

"Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Evil, Unemployment, Welfare)

"Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Evil, Example, Facts, Memory)

"What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?"
- George Villiers
(Related: Devil)

"Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure."
- David Viscott
(Related: Cure, Disease)

"If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Faith)

"If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Money, Evil, Help, Man, Value)

"The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil."
- Voltaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Devil)

"I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil."
- Voltaire
(Related: Books, Evil)

"Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Evil, Man, Woman)

"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk."
- Tom Waits
(Related: God, Devil)

"Country and western is the music of the devil. That's the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn't handle it."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Music, Mother, God, Truth, Country, Devil)

"The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age."
- Margaret Walker
(Related: Age, Evil, Fire, Today, Word)

"I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Evil, Will, Wrong)

"I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Being, End, Evil, Hurt)

"But when we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. What about the evil we have committed, that we are complicit in?"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: God, Evil, Nation, Now, World)

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- George Washington
(Related: Evil, Honor)