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Wise Quotes about Evil

May you find great value in these Evil quotes and sayings.

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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.

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- The Buddha

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

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.
- The Buddha

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.
- The Buddha

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

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.

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

The world needs anger.
The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
- Bede Jarrett

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.

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
- Epictetus

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

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill 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

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

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

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

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

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

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

I do not believe in the God of theology
who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

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

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

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.

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

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

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

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate
is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.
- Richard Land

To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
- Claudius

Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.
- David Ogilvy

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

If someone is mean, harmful, or evil,
they're out of my life.
I cross them out.
- Doris Roberts

Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
- Henry Fielding

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism.
It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
- John Boyd Orr

To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
- Claudius

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

There is a good principle which created order,
light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos,
darkness, and woman.
- Pythagoras

Evil is always possible.
Goodness is a difficulty.
- Anne Rice

What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing.
I fear that more than death.
- Otilia De Koster

In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there
is a little more evil in the world.
- Emile M. Cioran

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
- Plato

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the
difference between good and evil.
- Maria Montessori


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