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.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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.
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.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.
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.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
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