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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Must 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.
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [Merchant Of Venice]
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
There's small choice in rotten apples.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Evil spelled backward is live.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
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.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Overcome evil with good. [St. Paul]]
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.
The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even -- if you will -- eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.
Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
The devil is the author of confusion.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.-
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
I know nothing more mocking than a devil that despairs.
In hell, the Devil is God.
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Of two evils, choose neither.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl.
Speak of the Devil and he appears.
The devil is God's ape!
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The devil's most devilish when respectable.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
The love of evil is the root of all money.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.
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.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
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.
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.
No evil shall happen to the just.
Why should the devil have all the good tunes?
The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things -- the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.
There is no bad in good.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Before man is life and death, good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him. [Ecclesiasticus]
Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.
What is worse than evil? The inability to bear it.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
Evil is a moral entity and not a created one, an eternal and not a perishable entity: it existed before the world; it constituted the monstrous, the execrable being who was also to fashion such a hideous world. It will hence exist after the creatures which people this world.
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
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.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
But evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart!
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.
The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
Satan is neither omnipotent nor free to do everything he pleases. Prince of the world he may be, but the Prince of Peace has come and dealt him a death blow.
The devil has his elect.
It is profoundly tragic that I am a slave, but it is profoundly joyous that I am God’s slave, not that of a devil.
[There is] a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil.
Satan isn't anything to believe in but there are people running things whose God is Lucifer. Check out the Lucifierian Doctrine which Albert Pike wrote. He said it is given to 29th-33rd rank Masons in his book Morals and Dogma.
He was defeated 2000 years ago though there's many that feel that he is The Lord and that they will succeed.
He who dines with the devil had best bring a long spoon.