Evil Quotations



The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
--Joseph Conrad


The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
--Aleister Crowley


Evil be to him who evil thinks.
--Edward III


No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
--George Eliot


There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
--François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld


It is a power stronger than will. . . . Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
--Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont


Evil is something you recognise immediately you see it: it works through charm.
--Brian Masters


There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
--W. Somerset Maugham


Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
--Logan Pearsall Smith



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