Nasty Sayings and Quotes

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

The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you.     

Abraham Lincoln

Evil is a miscellaneous collection of nasty things that nasty people do.     

Richard Dawkins

Man is the only creature who has a nasty mind.     

Mark Twain

One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be.     

Anthony Powell

Everyone always believes everything nasty of everyone else, and especially if it's a lie.     

Halldor Laxness

When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back..      

John Green

What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.     

Henry Miller

Everything's very perfectly balanced; for all the horrible things in the world there's lots of good things.     

John Frusciante

A horrible night might be hidden in a beautiful morning!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It's so horrible to realize you're just the same as everyone else.     

Grant Morrison

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start life as children.     

Kingsley Amis

It would be horrible to live with someone who didn't like the same things you like.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Everybody had something horrible happen to them at one time or another in their life.     

Karin Slaughter

It is dreadful the way all the comfortable, happy people stay off to themselves.      

Jane Addams

For all things are less dreadful than they seem.     

William Wordsworth

It's dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.      

Lucy Maud Montgomery

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in truth!     


The nasty little apes that call themselves human beings can do nothing except run and hide.     

Michael Crichton

Sometimes awful things have their own beauty.     

Christopher Isherwood

It's an awful risky thing to live.     

Carl Rogers

The expectation of an unpleasantness is more terrible than the thing itself.     

Marie Bashkirtseff

Without a vision human beings are nasty creatures.     


Only when you're nervous do you get nasty.     

Deborah Grey

When people are nasty, it gets everybody's attention, and it gives them a name.     

Steve Guttenberg

When you start attacking cronyism and people's political interests, it gets nasty.     

Charles Koch

People don't very much like things that are beautiful.. they are so far from their nasty little minds.     

Claude Debussy