Evil Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old evil quotes, evil sayings, and evil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil. Sophocles
The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter. Sophocles
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. AlbertCamus
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
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. Baltasar Gracin
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Buddha
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
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. Martin Luther King Jr.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. Aristotle
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. W. H. Auden
A wisp of evil can lure the vulnerable into a miasma of wickedness. Michael Shaw
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it conscientiously Pascal
The devil when he purports any evil against man, first perverts his mind. Unkown
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. Ayn Rand
We must as second best...take the least of the evils. Aristotle
We are all capable of evil thoughts, but only very rarely of evil deeds: we can all do good deeds, but very few of us can think good thoughts. Cesare Pavese
Death is the solution to all problems. No man ? no problem. Joseph Stalin
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. Josef Stalin
The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history. Kim Il-Sung
The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies. Seneca
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
The evils we do to others give us less pain than those we do to ourselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners. Benjamin Banneker
The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Aurelius Augustinus Augustine
There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience. Saint Ambrose
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell Oscar Wilde
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done. Leonardo da Vinci
If it were easier to choose to do the right thing, wouldn't people be more likely to do it? Robert Alan Silverstein
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil. Hannah Arendt
Evil, begets evil. Robert Dean Klein
The struggle between good and evil goes on inside of everyone. Glen MacDonough
Destroy all that which is evil. Troy Duffy
You must help me. A great evil is taking over the city and shall consume the entire earth if not stopped. Sam Raimi
Evil doesn't always look evil. Sometimes it's staring right at us, and we don't even realize it. Edward Kitsis
Evil isn't born, dearie, it's made. Edward Kitsis
I could never allow him to be used for such evil. Stephen Sommers
I don't want to be evil, and stealing is evil. Adolfo Torres Portillo
Where innocence is greatest, evil is nearest. Ingmar Bergman
I shall profit by your knowledge. And good will come of it, not evil. Ingmar Bergman
That's ridiculous. What's evil is evil. Anyone who says otherwise is just stupid. Mark O'Green
Evil is when good gets completely screwed up! Evil is when brave people can't be brave anymore! Evil is an anagram of vile! There's got to be a moral standard somewhere! Mark O'Green
Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth. Gene Roddenberry
Such is the nature of evil, in time all foul things come forth! Fran Walsh
Evil is for evil's sake, period. Its goal is - chaos and destruction. John Masius
Evil is a spiritual being, alive and living, perverted and perverting, weaving its way insidiously into the very fabric of life. William Goodhart
Good will never succumb to evil! Jules Bass
Good and evil, there never is one without the other. Thomas Malory
The greatest happiness is to be just. It is such a great gift that those who commit evil deeds are insane. Roberto Rossellini
Evil is just destructive? Storms are evil, if it's that simple. Bryan Fuller
Within each of us lies conflicting forces: yin and yang, light and dark, good and evil. Jackie Chan
Some concepts, though they may seem simple, are the most difficult, especially those that pertain to the powers of good and evil. Shôtarô Ishinomori
The conflict between good and evil is part of the fabric of existence. Mark Edward Edens
There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it. Rosalind Wiseman
I believe there are evil acts, but those are choices - brain chemistry. Jeff Davis
Evil is in your heart, if you don't go out, you'll never get away from it. Frank Cottrell Boyce
Evil is a metaphysical condition. Geraint Wyn Davies
Adventures! In which good triumphs over evil! J.M. Barrie
When it comes to evil, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ivan Raimi
Lesser evil stops greater evil every single time. David Wolstencroft
The breeding of malice; which, like other feelings, whether for good or for evil, will grow or decline according to the power of the will. What
Censure, when it adds to evil instead of curing it. What
Those diseases which often proceed from moral evil. What
Being discontented with your position in life, as it often increases the evil. What
Retailing evil reports of private life and manners; malice having often more to do with such than truth. What
Evil is real, and it must be opposed. Luke Russell
Our world is plagued by evil. Evil is no less real, no less menacing, and no less ubiquitous today than it has ever been. Chad Meister
We are faced with evil in all its pernicious forms each and everyday as we watch the news, read the newspaper, or simply live out our lives. Yes, evil is always before us. Chad Meister
The notion of evil comprises a wide expanse, covering everything harmful and destructive in the world. Chad Meister
Evil is what reduces our happiness. Chad Meister
The people who think or do evil are like dead streams which misuse the source and therefore their freedom to love hasn't worked. John A. Andrews
Life is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil. Frank A Clark
The only tragedy that exists in the world is ignorance: all evil comes from that. Alan Bennett
Return good for good, and or evil, justice. Confucius
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake. H.L. Mencken
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, for the good he seeks. Mary Willstonecraft
Evil is limited. One cannot form a scheme for universal evil. Bailey's Festus
Evil then results from imperfection. Bailey
Many surmises of evil alarm the hearts of the people. Longfellow's Evangeline
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or death. Socrates
It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man. Albert Einstein
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. Joseph Conrad
When it's uncertain whether good or evil has been done, the wisest way is not to be boastful. James Fenimore Cooper
Satan finds some mischief still, even in the jungle. George Orwell
Evil is permanent threat to human well-being. John Kekes