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

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.     


Censure, when it adds to evil instead of curing it.     


Those diseases which often proceed from moral evil.     


Being discontented with your position in life, as it often increases the evil.     


Retailing evil reports of private life and manners; malice having often more to do with such than truth.     


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.     


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.     


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.     


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