Popular Quotes and Sayings about Evil

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

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~Edmund Burke

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else. ~Cyrus H. Curtis

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. ~Leigh Hunt

Evil is obvious only in retrospect. ~Gloria Steinem

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

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death. ~Mary Renault

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. ~Saint Francis of Assisi

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. ~Ayn Rand

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. ~Ayn Rand

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency. ~Theodore Roosevelt

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

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