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.      


The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.     


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.     


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.     


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.     


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     


The devil when he purports any evil against man, first perverts his mind.     


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.     


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.     


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.     


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