Evil People Quotes

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Evil People Quotes

Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit.

Abraham Lincoln

An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never.

Adrian Phoenix

Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.

Arthur Schopenhauer

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist


Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.


Never trust thine enemy: for like as iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.


The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.


Every manifestation of evil is the result of basic sin-sin that has remained unchanged since the moment it first entered the human race.

Billy Graham

Evil and suffering are real.. They aren’t an illusion, nor are they simply an absence of good.

Billy Graham

Evil is present to cleverly disguise itself as good.

Billy Graham

Evil is present to control and deceive us.

Billy Graham

Evil is real-but so is God’s power and love.

Billy Graham

Even the gates of Hell shall stay closed when Ted Bundy and Charles Manson come a knocking, for even Satan fears they would glory themselves above him.

Bishop R. Baits

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.

Blaise Pascal

Evil is undoubtedly a complex and controversial notion, but it continues to capture something that resonates across cultures in the modern world.

Bruce Haddock

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.


To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.


Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you.

E.A. Bucchianeri

For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.

Emil Cioran

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

Ernest Hemingway

A great evil is the number of people who are trying to get something for nothing, and a greater evil is the number of people who succeed.

Evan Esar

A necessary evil is never necessary but always evil.

Evan Esar

Love of money is the root of half the evil in the world , and lack of money is the root of the other half.

Evan Esar

The evil that men do makes them eligible for nomination to office.

Evan Esar

To the cynic, money isn’t the root of all evil-evil is the root of all money.

Evan Esar

You shall not murder.

Exodus 20:13

And from this more realistic knowledge we will be in a better position to avoid travelling the road to evil, if we so choose.

Fred E. Katz

Evil is commonly seen in religious, moral and philosophical terms: as violating higher commandments, as breaking valued constraints that bind us to other persons, or as making us depart from a benign deity in favor of following a malignant deity, a Satan.

Fred E. Katz

I define and use the word evil to mean behavior that deliberately deprives innocent people of their humanity, from small scale assaults on a person’s dignity to outright murder.

Fred E. Katz

The route to evil often takes the form of a sequence of seemingly small, innocuous incremental steps, in each of which one tries to solve a problem within one’s immediate situation.

Fred E. Katz

We live in a world that is periodically polluted by eruptions of humanly created evil, often resulting in deliberately created deaths on a huge scale, in one or another part of the globe.

Fred E. Katz

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

George Washington

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


There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world.

Israelmore Ayivor

Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.

J. P. Donleavy

Evil is fundamentally a privation of the good of being.

James Dawes

Ideas of evil do not have to posit a cloven-hoofed Satan.

James Dawes

The concept of evil, as various scholars have characterized the position, ‘is simply a residue of an outdated theological perspective on the world.

James Dawes

To judge something evil is to put the possibility of forgiveness into question in a way other judgements do not.

James Dawes

You can believe in evil without supposing that it is supernatural.

James Dawes

In every man’s heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused.

James Oliver Curwood

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Everyone commits some evil in life, but a person whose will is generally turned outward toward the light is not an evil person.

Jeffrey Burton Russell

In normal circumstances the responsibility of evildoers does not dissolve by understanding how or why they came to do evil. Responsibility f for the evil done, not for the causes that led to the doing of it.

John Kekes

It is rationally and morally justified to recognize the moral inequality between people who habitually cause evil and those who habitually cause good.

John Kekes

People often do evil because they hate, envy, fear, are jealous of, or are provoked by their victims.

John Kekes

The dirty warriors are, therefore, responsible for the evil actions that caused them.

John Kekes

This is not to say that people who are insane, have low intelligence, or a are otherwise incapacitated should not be exempted from responsibility for their evil actions.

John Kekes

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

Jonathan Swift

A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary: men alone are quite capable of every wickedness

Joseph Conrad

It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.

Josh Billings

It may be that the world was created so that evil could exist.

Jules Renard

The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones,

Julius Caesar

Evil is difficult to discuss. Too many people approach it as something occult. A similar overabundance of people believe it exists somehow tied in with God, or with good, as if evil is the other side of the coin.

Larry Kramer

Evil is part of nothing more related to anything except evil, It exists unto itself, totally and utterly, and horridly.

Larry Kramer

Evil is a possibility found in all of us, because we are all free, moral beings.

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

Evil is part of common humanity, as is goodness.

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

Evil starts small—most genocides didn’t begin as extreme acts of violence, but grew to such enormous proportions precisely because the initial stages found little resistance.

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

What is also clear is that a person can have a number of different motives—or no motive at all—for doing evil. The least plausible motives is the demonic—doing evil simply because an action is evil.

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

Luc De Clapiers

Evil can be used to express the broad concept of bad, or to express a more extreme moral concept.

Luke Russell

Evil exists in the way that courage, malice, or honestly exist; not as as mysterious supernatural force that is capable of taking over a person, but as a character trait and as a moral property of actions.

Luke Russell

If an evil person is someone who is disposed to perform evil actions, then it is possible for there to be evil persons who have done nothing, then it is possible for there to be evil persons who have done nothing wrong because their disposition has not manifested itself in action.

Luke Russell

If evil persons are those who are disposed to do evil, then it seems that a very large proportion of us will turn out to be evil.

Luke Russell

He accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

We poor blind creatures, here today and gone tomorrow, born in sin, surrounded by sinners, living in a constant atmosphere of weakness, infirmity, and imperfection – can form none but the most inadequate conceptions of the hideousness of evil.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Micah 2:1

Wickedness sucks in the greater part of its own venom and poisons itself therewith

Michel de Montaigne

God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

Miguel de Cervantes

They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face who will love them now

Mindy Kaling

They are evil because they are not in correspondence with the communion with God.

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Not all poison was bitter. Some of the deadliest poisons in the world tasted sweet; they were that much more dangerous because of it.

Nenia Campbell

Even an evil man can have principles he can be true to his own evil, which is not always so easy.

Norman Mailer

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the attractiveness of other.

Oscar Wilde

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it conscientiously.


Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.


There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Proverbs 14:12

Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.

Psalm 140:1-2

The Lord is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Psalm 9:16

O how can wicked men seem so steady and untouched with such black hearts, while poor innocents stand like malefactors before them!

Samuel Richardson

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.


The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.


Oh, the blind counsels of the guilty! Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!


God himself would not permit evil in this world if good did not come of it.

Thomas Aquinas

Praises from wicked men are reproaches.

Thomas Fuller

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.


There is a method in man’s wickedness; it grows up by degrees


There are people whose souls have just withered, people who are willing to go along with anything evil – anything so as not to be suspected of disagreeing with whoever is in power.

Vasily Grossman

The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.

Victor Hugo

No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.

Victoria Justice

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.


To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.


A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it.

William Penn

A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we never do evil that good may come of it.

William Penn

There’s small choice in rotten apples.

William Shakespeare

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