Sell also: harmful, immorality, iniquity, injurious, malevolent, malign, vicious, wickedness
• 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"
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.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
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.
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.
Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
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.