Top 595 Evil Quotes

Evil Quotes: Exploring the Dark Depths of Human Nature

Unveiling the Shadows of Evil

Evil, with its dark allure and destructive power, has fascinated and haunted humanity throughout history. It represents the depths of human nature that inflict harm, sow discord, and betray our inherent goodness. In this article, we delve into the complex and unsettling realm of evil, presenting a collection of quotes that shed light on its nature, consequences, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness.

Evil is a force that challenges our beliefs, tests our resilience, and confronts us with the fragility of our morality. It manifests in various forms, from acts of violence and cruelty to the subtle corrosion of empathy and compassion. By exploring the shadows of evil, we gain insight into its complexities and are reminded of the importance of cultivating virtues that counteract its influence.

Whispered Darkness: Quotes that Illuminate the Nature of Evil

From philosophers, writers, and individuals who have confronted the depths of human darkness, we gather words that unveil the shadows of evil and provoke contemplation. These quotes provoke thought, encourage self-reflection, and remind us of the eternal battle between good and evil that unfolds within and around us. Below, we present a collection of evil quotes that delve into the complexities of human nature, challenge our assumptions, and inspire us to confront the darkness with courage and resilience.

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is i

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
Jeremy Bentham
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Francis Bacon
I’m a really evil person on TV! It’s way more fun to be the bad guy.
Eve Torres
We often represent God to ourselves as being able to draw from non-being a world without sorrows, faults, dangers – a world in which there is no damage, no breakage. This is a conceptual fantasy and makes it impossible to solve the problem of evil.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We are all born marked for evil.
Charles Baudelaire
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke
The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
John Boyd Orr
The human mind has infinite capacity to rationalize, and evil characters just push that boundary a bit. Whatever they’re doing, they think it makes sense to do it, and they think they have a good reason to do it. In short, they feel justified.
Paul S. Kemp
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
Franz Kafka
Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.
Victor Hugo
The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
Frederick William Robertson
I’m actually an evil bastard in real life. Fark allows me to vent weirdness. Thank god for that, too.
Drew Curtis
We’re all caught up in circumstances, and we’re all good and evil. When you’re really hungry, for instance, you’ll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing – well, maybe that’s too strong – but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.
Anthony Hopkins
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
John Stuart Mill
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
He incurs a fearful amount of guilt who in the least promotes the aim of the Evil One by trampling upon a tender conscience in a child.
Charles Spurgeon
What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.
Norman Mailer
Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
Robert Southey
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
John Philpot Curran
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
Citium Zeno
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
Patricia Cornwell
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
Blaise Pascal
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France
Keep what you have; the known evil is best.
Some people turn from God because they cannot understand how a good God can permit evil in the world.
Walter Lang
Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing at us do not think we are evil. What they think is that we are naive and incompetent.
Richard Reeves
I wrote ‘Evil Spider’ about wanting someone that’s already taken. I guess it was based on a personal experience, but I went a lil extreme on the theme… me being a spider trying to snare someone. In real life, I was just observing!
Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.
Robert Hughes
It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
Stephen King
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with

Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief. You do what you do out of necessity.
Samuel Fuller
In that wide struggle which we call Progress, evil is always the aggressor and the vanquished, and it is right that this should be so, for without its onslaughts and depredations humanity might fall to a fat slumber upon its cornsacks and die snoring.
James Stephens
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, ‘Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’
Robert H. Schuller
That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
Listen – of course money changes everything, but so does sunlight, and so does food: These are powerful but neutral energy sources, neither inherently good nor evil but shaped only by the way we use them.
Elizabeth Gilbert
You’re trying your best to make people laugh; then if you fail, they hate you. But your intent’s the same. It’s not like you’re trying to do evil to them.
Norm MacDonald
What bothers most critics of my work is the goofiness. One reviewer said I need to make up my mind if want to be funny or serious. My response is that I will make up my mind when God does, because life is a commingling of the sacred and the profane, good and evil. To try and separate them is fallacy.
Tom Robbins
I do think that overall blockchains are likely to be a much more powerful force for good than evil.
Roger Ver
Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
George A. Smith
I know why we can’t have a frank discussion with our policymakers – if you’re in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong.
Steven Soderbergh
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.
Charles Simmons
Every form, not being the whole, must, of necessity, be imperfect; less than the whole, it cannot be identical with the whole, and being less than the whole and, therefore, imperfect by itself, it shows imperfection as evil, and only the totality of a universe can mirror the image of God.
Annie Besant
Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.
Pearl S. Buck
We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.
Edward Dahlberg
American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they’re not given the information.
Tim Robbins
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Mahatma Gandhi
Like gods, we have created a new universe called cyberspace that contains great good and ominous evil. We do not know yet if this new dimension will produce more monsters than marvels, but it is too late to go back.
David Horsey
There are dictators a bit worse than me, no? I’m the lesser evil already.
Alexander Lukashenko
There is no evil in the atom; only in men’s souls.
Adlai Stevenson II
I think the world is full of evil people. I think in some ways we’re in more danger now than before.
Dean Koontz
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
Jorge Luis Borges
Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated.
Milan Kundera
What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That’s the only time that those characters become interesting to watch.
Jennifer Beals