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All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Evil
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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Evil
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Badness is only spoiled goodness.
~ C. S. Lewis | ( Irish author and scholar. ) | 1898-1963 | Evil
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
~ Mae West | (American actress and playwright. ) | 1892-1980 | Evil
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Evil
quotes Division : French poets   
     
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Evil
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Evil
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Evil
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Evil
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He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. | ( American black leader. ) | 1929-1968 | Evil
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I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Evil
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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Evil
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It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
~ Charles Darwin | (English Naturalist ) | 1809-1882 | Evil
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It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Evil
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
~ Emil Cioran | (Romanian philosopher and essayist. ) | 1911-1995 | Evil
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Must 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.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | Evil
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
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 | ( Dutch humanist and theologian. ) | 1466-1536 | Evil
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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
~ Baltasar Gracian | ( Spanish Philosopher, and Writer. ) | 1601-1658 | Evil
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No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Evil
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Evil
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No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Evil
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One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Evil
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau | ( Swiss political philosopher and essayist. ) | 1712-1778 | Evil
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So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
~ T. S. Eliot | ( American-English poet and playwright. ) | 1888-1965 | Evil
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Evil
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
~ Joseph Conrad | ( British novelist. ) | 1857-1924 | Evil
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Evil
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Evil
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There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
~ Buddha | ( Founder of Buddhism. ) | 563 - 483 BC | Evil
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Evil
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
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 | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Evil
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There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Evil
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Evil
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There's small choice in rotten apples.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Evil
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They that know no evil will suspect none.
~ Ben Jonson | ( English dramatist, poet and actor. ) | 1573-1637 | Evil
quotes Division : Actors   
     
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Evil
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Evil
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Evil
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
~ Mae West | (American actress and playwright. ) | 1892-1980 | Evil
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
~ John Donne | (English poet. ) | 1572-1632 | Evil
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