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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Evil:

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
~ Charles Spurgeon Quotes.

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Evil societies always kill their consciences.
~ James Farmer.

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

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
~ Frank A. Clark.

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, The Match!, No. 79.

History will see advertising "as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
~ Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes, quoted in Eric Clark, The Want Makers: Inside the World of Advertising.

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
~ Susan B. Anthony.

I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots.
~ Isak Dinesen.

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.
~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes.

I met him fifteen years ago, I was told there was nothing left, No reason, no conscience, no understanding... Even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong... I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes... the devil’s eyes! I spent eight years trying to reach him and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil.
~ Movie: Halloween, 1978 (Dr. Sam Loomis).

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
~ Hannah More.

It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse, at any single moment in the soul of one of these its quiet servants, with the composed faces and the regulated actions.
~ Charles Dickens.

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.
~ Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670.

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.
~ Carl Sandburg.

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
~ Mary Ellen Kelly.

Of two evils, choose neither.
~ Charles Spurgeon Quotes.

One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.
~ William Wordsworth, The Tables Turned, 1798.

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
~ Jim Morrison.

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes.

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
~ Antonio Porchia, Voces.

The greatest evil is physical pain.
~ St. Augustine.

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 Quotes.

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
~ John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.

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