Quotes containing word "evil"

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Sell also: harmful, immorality, iniquity, injurious, malevolent, malign, vicious, wickedness

Definitions and meanings of word "evil"

• Noun: morally objectionable behavior

• Noun: that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare; example: "the evil that men do lives after the"

• Noun: the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; example: "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

• Adj: morally bad or wrong; examples: "evil purposes", "an evil influence", "evil deeds"

• Adj: having the nature of vice

• Adj: tending to cause great harm

• Adj: having or exerting a malignant influence; examples: "malevolent stars", "a malefic force"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "evil"

Mahatma Gandhi
7 quotes about evil
Indian Leader
Saturday 2 October 1869 - Friday 30 January 1948
Hesiod
4 quotes about evil
Greek Poet, Scholar
800 B.C. - 720 B.C.
Sophocles
7 quotes about evil
Greek Poet
496 B.C. - 406 B.C.
Plato
7 quotes about evil
Greek Writer, Philosopher, Mathematician
427 B.C. - 347 B.C.
Saint Augustine
6 quotes about evil
Algerian Philosopher, Theologian, Saint
Thursday 13 November 354 A.D. - Thursday 28 August 430 A.D.
Blaise Pascal
5 quotes about evil
French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
Abu Bakr
5 quotes about evil
Leader
573 A.D. - 634 A.D.
Samuel Butler
5 quotes about evil
British Poet
Friday 4 December 1835 - Wednesday 18 June 1902
Charles Baudelaire
4 quotes about evil
French Poet
Monday 9 April 1821 - Saturday 31 August 1867
Buddha
4 quotes about evil
Leader
563 B.C. - 483 B.C.
Mencius
2 quotes about evil
Chinese Philosopher
371 B.C. - 289 B.C.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 quotes about evil
American Leader, Clergyman, Activist
Tuesday 15 January 1929 - Thursday 4 April 1968

Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.

Mencius

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The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.

Hesiod

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I have a controversial opinion about evil, because I don't believe evil exists. I believe that actions are dark and destructive but I don't believe evil is a thing. I believe it's a by-product of man's fear and desperation.

Victor Salva

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But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.

Patrick McGoohan

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The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.

Len Wein

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Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.

Eric Butterworth

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War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.

Ted Nugent

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But when we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. What about the evil we have committed, that we are complicit in?

Jim Wallis

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I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what's evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We're less sure about what is good. There's sort of good, good enough, could be better - but absolute good is a little harder to define.

Madeleine Albright

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Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.

Robert Cecil

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The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.

Charles Trevelyan

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Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil - the adventures of being an evil single parent - needed to be explored.

Mike Myers

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I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

Mahatma Gandhi

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He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.

Hesiod

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I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.

Max von Sydow

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Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.

John Newton

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Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.

David Ogilvy

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He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.

Quintilian

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If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

Joseph de Maistre

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One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good - he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad - he and the world is destroyed.

Maimonides

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