The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.
When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The evil queen was stupid to play Snow White's game. There's an age where a woman has to move on to another kind of power. Money, for example. Or a gun.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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