Evil Quotes


And empty words are evil.

Philip Pullman

I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me
I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.

George Carlin

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

James Patterson

Well, that's an evil smile...

Aaron B. Powell

The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when all I see now is hell.

Henry James

Make (the reader) think the evil, make him think it for himself, and you are released from weak specifications. My values are positively all blanks, save so far as an excited horror, a promoted pity, a created expertness... proceed to read into them more or less fantastic figures.

Gregory Maguire

The nature of the world is to be calm, and enhance and support life, and evil is an absence of the inclination of matter to be at peace.

Rick Riordan

A big sacrifice is coming, and you won't have the courage to make it. That will cost you dearly. It will cost the world dearly.

T.S. Eliot

The world turns and the world changes, But one thing does not change. In all of
The world turns and the world changes,
But one thing does not change.
In all of my years, one thing does not change,
However you disguise it, this thing does not change:
The perpetual struggle of Good and Evil.

Sanhita Baruah

Some selfish people rise because some kind people haven't learned the art of saying no to them.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's
Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's ahead, then hold back the words, and let silence speak.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Let me be cursed, let me be base and vile, but let me also kiss the
Let me be cursed, let me be base and vile, but let me also kiss the hem of that garment in which my God is clothed; let me be following the devil at the same time, but still I am also your son, Lord, and I love you, and I feel a joy without which the world cannot stand and be.

Stefan Molyneux

We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.

Stefan Molyneux

The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: "Human Nature".

Evelyn Waugh

There's only one great evil in the world today. Despair.

Bede Jarrett

The world needs more anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.


Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known.. Maimonides
Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known.

Leo Tolstoy

Are we not all flung into the world for no other purpose than to hate each other, and so to torture ourselves and one another?

Laurell K. Hamilton

Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.

Jasper Fforde

Don't ever call me mad, Mycroft. I'm not mad. I'm just ... well, differently moraled, that's all.

Jim Butcher

You know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for me.. Jim Butcher
You know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for me.

Isaac Asimov

All evil is good become cancerous.

Lao Tzu

When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Chris Heimerdinger

There are only two forces at work in this world- black and white. Only people are grey.

Pedro Calderón De La Barca

In this treacherous world
Nothing is the truth nor a lie.
Everything depends on the color
Of the crystal through which one sees it

Molly Ivins

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil.
And that no one knows the truth.

Sergei Lukyanenko

Many years ago someone told me something that I flatly refused to accept. And I still don't accept it now, despite all the times I've seen it proved right.
"The common good and the individual good rarely coincide..."
Sure, I know, it's true.
But some truths are probably worse than lies.

Terry Pratchett


The Death of Rats looked up from the feast of the potato. SQUEAK, he said.

Death waved a hand dismissively. WELL, YES, OBVIOUSLY ME, he said. I JUST WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYONE ELSE.

Patti Roberts

Masks camouflage the faces of both good and evil.
Keeps hidden what is a truth and what is a lie.

Arthur Conan Doyle

The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?

Sidney Howard

Questions of absolute good and evil are much better not opened to public debate these days, when so few people are sure of their absolutes

E.A. Bucchianeri

The devil has not vanished simply because people refuse to believe he exists, no more than God has...

E.A. Bucchianeri

... true evil needs no reason to exist, it simply is and feeds upon itself.

Toba Beta

A skeptical man with a credo, 'Seeing is believing'.
One day he found something so alien and said,
'I can't believe what I just saw'.
Then the other man with different credo,
'Blessed are they who believe without seeing'.
One day he found something so alien and said,
'This is blasphemy, sinful and evil'.

Jane Smiley

This is true, at the least, that no veil of beauty hides the evils from our sight.

Wallace Stegner

wherever you find the greatest good, you will find the greatest evil, because evil loves paradise as much as good.

Octave Mirbeau

While I was an honorable man in her eyes, she did not love me. But the minute she understood what I was, when she breathed the true and foul odor of my soul, love was born in her – for she does love me! Well, well! There is nothing real, then, except evil.

Paulo Coelho

Isn't wine prohibited here?" the boy asked. "It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil," said the alchemist. "It's what comes out of their mouths that is.

Ayn Rand

In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.

Ayn Rand

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.

Tsugumi Ohba

Nobody can tell what is right and what is wrong; what is righteous and what is evil. Even if there is a god and I had his teachings right before me, I would think it through and decide if that was right or wrong myself.

George Soros

Misconceptions play a prominent role in my view of the world.

Gregory Maguire

One never knows how the witch became wicked, or whether that was the right choice for her - is it ever the right choice? Does the devil ever struggle to be good again, or if so is he not a devil? It is the very least question of definitions.

Nenia Campbell

Sometimes evil didn't need an excuse. Sometimes evil just was.

Stefan Molyneux

The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.

Michael Bassey Johnson

There's a big difference on being wise and being crafty. The former is the attribute of God, and the latter is that of Satan.


yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful things
and your tongue were not concocting some evil to say
shame would not hold down your eyes
but rather you would speak about what is just

Niccolò Machiavelli

..it happens in all human affairs that we never seek to escape one mischief without falling into another. Prudence therefore consists in knowing how to distinguish degrees of disadvantage, and in accepting a less evil as a good.

Zack Love

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

Ursula K. Le Guin

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

Graham Greene

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either extreme egotism, selfishness,
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either extreme egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.

Wendy Higgins

Patti told me that to truly love someone ,you must hold them in a open hand.That was how I needed to love Kai. It was necessary to uncurl my fingers and let him go

Amanda Stephan

You know if you would just do as I say I wouldn't have to hurt you.

William Shakespeare

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.

William Shakespeare

Sin, death, and hell have set their marks on him,
And all their ministers attend on him.

Heather Day Gilbert

I wish I could fly like that hawk, rising and falling with the still spaces in the air, far above all this sickness and death and evil.

George R.R. Martin

This was how an enemy should be dealt with: with a dagger, not a declaration.

Erin Bow

Your shadow is bought and paid for, and your death will not remit that payment. You can go shadowless into the shadowless world, and your death will only be one last dark thing on my long dark road. It will hurt me but I do not care. It is all but over.

Tom Hiddleston


David Hume

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.

Stephen King

If God rewards us on earth for good deeds - the Old Testament suggests it’s so, and the Puritans certainly believed it - then maybe Satan rewards us for evil ones.

D.H. Lawrence

Human desire is the criterion of all truth and all good. Truth does not lie beyond humanity, but is one of the products of the human mind and feeling. There is really nothing to fear. The motive of fear in religion is base...

Dorothy L. Sayers

What do we find God 'doing about' this business of sin and evil?...God did not abolish the fact of evil; He transformed it. He did not stop the Crucifixion; He rose from the dead.

James Riordan

What I learned in Rwanda was that God is not absent when great evil is unleashed. Whether that evil is man-made or helped along by darker forces, God is right there, saving those who respond to His urgings and trying to heal the rest.

Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi Al-Haddad

You must know everything that God has forbidden you so as to be able to avoid it, for the one who does not recognize evil falls into it.

Felix Wantang

You cannot love God and tolerate evil. Psalm 97:10.

Mahair Ashaboon

The purpose of this life is to worship Allah the only God who has no partners or associates.
And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)
Quran Chapter 51 verse 56

Dean Koontz

Imagine that you are more than nothing. Evil made you, but you are no more evil than a child unborn. If you want, if you seek, if you hope, who is to say that your hope might not be answered?

Lynn Hubbard

quote from Chase the Moon- Some people are just downright wicked, and sometimes evil wins - but not always.

Heather Day Gilbert

There are times when the evil seems so impenetrable, the wickedness so victorious, you don't even know how to hope. But then the good news bursts in, as impossible to deny as it is to believe.

Langston Hughes

Looks like what drives me crazy
Don't have no effect on you-
But I'm gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.

Veronica Roth

Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.

Ursula K. Le Guin

To light a candle is to cast a shadow...

Jeffrey Tucker

There is only a certain amount of wealth in the world, this thinking goes. Economics is a matter of acquiring and allocating, not creating. This was the view of the world’s smartest people, all top philosophers and not stupid people, for many thousands of years before the age of the enlightenment. It still is.

Brent Weeks

Every act intends some good.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.

Tucker Elliot

Some people have a heart to do evil and they don’t care if you’re Muslim or Christian.

Umberto Eco

People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.

Martin Luther

All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.

Erich Fromm

There is nothing inhuman, evil, or irrational which does not give some comfort, provided it is shared by a group.

Richard Dawkins

Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration to
moral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually written
in it?

John Patrick Shanley

If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence. But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. Situations arise and we are confronted with wrongdoing and the need to act.

Philip Pullman

Religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.

Umberto Eco

Die Menschen tun das Böse nie so vollständig und begeistert, wie wenn sie es aus religiöser Überzeugung tun.

Christopher Henry Dawson

When men follow justice the city blooms, the earth bears rich harvests, and children and flocks increase; but for the unjust all nature is hostile, the people waste away from famine, and a whole city may reap the evil fruit of one man's ill deeds.

T.A. Miles

He’d never really given religion much thought himself. It was just there, one of the basic fundamentals of life and living; Heaven is generally good and one should aspire to end up there, and Hell is decidedly foul and one should generally direct their enemies there.

Umberto Eco

De mens bedrijft het kwaad nooit zo hartstochtig en vol overgave als wanneer hij dat doet uit godsdienstige overtuiging.

Slade Combs

Believe that you are someone worth saving.

Slade Combs

There is no place so dark that light cannot lead the way.

Slade Combs

Healing cannot occur by refusing to listen to the truth, unsettling as it may be.

Slade Combs

The difference in our potential as angels or demons is the effect of time on the decisions we make.

Krishnamurti, J.

You must be a light unto yourself.

Twe Stephens

Intellectualism is a poor master over passion

Stefan Molyneux

The processing of universals is the job of the unconscious. If we feed it the opposite it breaks; when it breaks we break and the people around us break.

Ayn Rand

When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another - except brute, physical force.

Terry Eagleton

Evil may be 'unscientific' but so is a song or a smile.

William Peter Blatty

God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.

William Peter Blatty

As far as God goes, I _am_ a nonbeliever. Still am. But when it comes to a devil-well, that's something else.

Umberto Eco

The devil is not the prince of matter; the devil is the arrogance of spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns from whence he came.

Ivan Stoikov

The thinnest thing in the world is the border between good and evil... my next The Opposite Of Magic.

Andrew Masterson

I left the warehouse at 8.00am. I don't believe in 8.00am. It exists, though. 8.00am is incontrovertible evidence that evil dwells in the world.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you.

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