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Quotes on Evil

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.
Author: Robert Southey

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

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Author: Mary Wallstonecraft

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Author: Theodore Roosevelt

No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
Author: Anatole France
Author: Juvenal

Nothing enchants the soul so much as young women. They alone are the cause of evil, and there is no other.
Author: Bharitihari

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
Author: Marcus Aurelius Antonius

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
Author: John Gay

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Author: Edmund Burke

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
Author: Virginia Woolf

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
Author: Lord Acton

The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past while every sinner has a future.
Author: Oscar Wilde

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
Author: Diogenes Laertius

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.
Author: Immanuel Kant

The only thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.
Author: Edmund Burke

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?
Author: Sir William Temple

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.
Author: Albert Einstein

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Author: Hannah Arendt

The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.
Author: Robert Frost

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