The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
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.
To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.
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.
Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
A tough fight against evil is the duty of good man.
Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil.
When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind.
Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
Evil then results from imperfection.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
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?
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
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