Good And Evil Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old good and evil quotes, good and evil sayings, and good and evil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.     

Eric Burdon

Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good... Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.     

Pope Francis

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.     

Marcus Aurelius

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It's very thin, it's made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.     

Harlan Coben

There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.     

J.K. Rowling

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.     

Edmund Burk

To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.     

Stephen R. Lawhead

Good and Evil are very hard to explain or understand. I'm sure that evil exists, but it is hard to isolate. Good and evil are intertwined and impossible to separate. They are not completely opposites and in fact are often one and the same.     

Keith Haring

Men who believe in good and evil, and who believe that good should win, should watch for those moments when it is possible to play God     

John Irving

People aren't evil and people aren't good. They live how they can one day at a time. They come out of dust they go back to dust, dusty feet, no wings, and whose fault is that?     

Caryl Churchill

In many cases, it is very hard to fix the bounds of Good and Evil, because these part, as Day and Night, which are separated by Twilight.     

Benjamin Whichcote

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.     

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.     

Anne Rice

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.     

Anatole France

Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil.     

Henry Fielding

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.     

St. Paul

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.     


In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.     

Ayn Rand

He who chases monsters must see that he not become a monster himself.     

Rafael Perez

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.     

Edmund Burke

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.     

Henry David Thoreau

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.     


The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.     

William Shakespeare

Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.     

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Mahatma Gandhi

What would our world be like if we ceased to worry about 'right' and 'wrong,' or 'good' and 'evil,' and simply acted so as to maximize well-being, our own and that of others? Would we lose anything important?     

Sam Harris

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.     

Joyce Cary

Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided     

John Locke