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Quotes for: evil




One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.
Antisthenes  






The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
Albert Einstein  



The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.




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 - The Plague  






Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
François Rabelais  






What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil  






Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.
François Fénelon  






For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  






Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique  






Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






Man is neither good nor bad, he is born with instincts and aptitudes.
Honore de Balzac - La Comédie humaine  






War is an evil which dishonours mankind.
François Fénelon  






Truth does not do as much good in the world, as its counterfeits do evil.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






Of all the sciences needful for men, the chief one is the knowledge of how to live, doing as little harm as possible; and of all arts, the most important is that which teaches how to avoid evil, and how to produce good with the least violence.
Leo Tolstoy  






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






Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
Simone de Beauvoir






Those who would do evil never fail to find a reason.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences  






Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme  






Whatever difference there appears in our fortunes, there is nevertheless a certain compensation of good and evil which renders them equal.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






The evil that we do does not attract to us so much persecution and hatred as our good qualities.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






To forbear, not only to do, but to intend any evil.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  






The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero






To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
Plato






Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Aristotle






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






Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Plato






It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe






Everything evil is rooted in some good and everything false in some truth.
Thomas Aquinas  






The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never made up their minds to be or do either evil or good.
Hannah Arendt






Men are not only prone to forget benefits and injuries; they even hate those who have obliged them, and cease to hate those who have injured them. The necessity of revenging an injury or of recompensing a benefit seems a slavery to which they are unwilling to submit.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






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