100+ Best Evil Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The meaning of “evil” has become increasingly unsettled even as it has narrowed, yet the word has proven to be an unshakable unit in our moral. Profoundly inspirational evil quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Evil Quotes

To me, Darth Vader is the epitome of evil. – Manu Bennett

Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways. – Francesco Guicciardini

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed. – Adam Clarke

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage. – Yahya Jammeh

The evil of storytelling is you’re trying to make the audience complicit in murder – ‘Kill the guy! Jump him!’ And then once you’ve done it, it’s like, ‘I’ve killed this guy, now what? – Bruno Heller

Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil? – Alfred de Vigny

That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World. – William Petty

Its as boring to see a completely evil villain as it is to see a completely good guy. – Brian Helgeland

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Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy. – Martin Amis

What we call ‘evil’ doesn’t necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it – so we can help prevent it. – Bryan Singer

I don’t believe in evil; I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots. – Isak Dinesen

You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good. – Hans Bender

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it. – A. E. Waite

God will not damn a lunatic’s soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds. – Garrett Fort

Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular. – Alveda King

inspirational evil quotes

You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil can have is conscious existence – that no one is evil unless he admits it to himself. I disagree. – Gene Wolfe

Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood. – Anthony Collins

We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us – Thomas Jordan Jarvis

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from. – Jose Marti

Stuffing is evil. Stuffing adds mass, so it slows the cooking. That’s evil because the longer the bird cooks, the drier it will be. – Alton Brown

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. – Jeremy Bentham

In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive. – William Bernbach

To me, it’s always a joy to create music no matter what it takes to actually get there. The real evils are always whatever stops you from doing that – like if your CPU is spiking and you have to sit there and bounce all your MIDI to audio. Now that’s annoying! – Skrillex

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. – Thomas Reed

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided ‘no’. – Charles Simmons

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freedom. – Natan Sharansky

best evil quotes

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly! – Elizabeth Gaskell

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle. – Albrecht Durer

I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want. – GG Allin

I hate dealing with the press. But I think it is a necessary evil. – Amy Carter

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil. – Benjamin Haydon

I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into peoples minds better than we Liberals. – Charles Trevelyan

Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. – David Harsanyi

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil. – Basil Hume

Outsourcing was the bogeyman of the ’90s. Protectionists portrayed it as an evil that would take American jobs away. Yes, some jobs did go offshore as people feared, but it made the global economic pie grow bigger. – Vivek Wadhwa

The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil. – F. H. Bradley

To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better. – Claudius

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don’t know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country. – Dick Gregory

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake. – Ruhollah Khomeini

We know that segregation is evil. We know that the sickest children should not go to the worst hospitals. – Jonathan Kozol

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season. – Mary Todd Lincoln

I think zombies have always been an easy metaphor for hard times. Because they’re this big, faceless, brainless group of evil things that will work tirelessly to destroy you and think of nothing else. – Seth Grahame-Smith

Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom. – George III

I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust. – Siegfried Sassoon

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance. – Roy Hattersley

The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history. – Kim Il-sung

I’m enormously interested to see where neuroscience can take us in understanding these complexities of the human brain and how it works, but I do think there may be limits in terms of what science can tell us about what does good and evil mean anyway, and what are those concepts about? – Francis Collins

Nature is not evil. The world occasionally shrugs its shoulders, and people get knocked off. The earth, for geological reasons that are well known, is a fairly risky place to live. To be evil, you have to have intent. Any remarkable natural happening in which no human will is employed cannot be regarded as evil. – Simon Winchester

The difference of the degrees in which the individuals of a great community enjoy the good things of life has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages; and it is doubtless our paramount duty, in every state of society, to alleviate the pressure of the purely evil part of this distribution, as much as possible, and, by all the means we can devise, secure the lower links in the chain of society from dragging in dishonor and wretchedness. – William Herschel

quotes about evil

Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive. – Lee Strobel

It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil. – Gerard De Nerval

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism – Roberto Rossellini

I don’t believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds. – Max von Sydow

Love truly does have the power to transcend evil. It can get us through the most unspeakable of events and give us the strength to keep on putting one foot in front of the other. – Naomi Benaron

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I had seen the ballet of ‘Swan Lake’ as a child but it was as an adult, when I saw a production featuring Erik Bruhn, that I first noticed how significant a part the ever-present threat of violence played. This juxtaposition of great beauty and grace with a backdrop of pure evil stayed with me for years. – Walter Dean Myers

Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good. – John Bradshaw

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power. – Tom Brown, Jr.

Life isn’t one-dimensional. The world isn’t simply divided into good versus evil. I think we’re all capable of both. – Alexander Skarsgard

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 – Patrick McGoohan

God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers. – Josephine Baker

‘Game of Thrones’ cares about children. Children are heirs. There’s no hemming and hawing about how they’re desensitized to violence or they cost too much to send to college. They’re a blessing – in many ways the only blessing – and even the evil ones have parents who love them. – Ned Vizzini

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. – Daniel Defoe

My view of civilization is that there have always been small pockets of good, decent, kind people surrounded by corrupt and evil power structures. It’s always a battle to stay on the side of good. – Nancy Farmer

I never play a villain that I don’t have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don’t want to do evil for evil’s sake. I don’t want to do Jason slasher movies. There’s no point in that. – Brion James

I didn’t have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power. – Harmon Killebrew

Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. – Oliver Ellsworth

Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. – Tertullian

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life. – William Banting

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington’s Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America. – Ruhollah Khomeini

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed. – Stephen Ambrose

Evil is relative – and what I mean by that is that our villains are as complex, as deep and as compelling as any of our heroes. Every antagonist in the DC Universe has a unique darkness, desire and drive. And the reason for being of ‘Forever Evil’ is to explore that darkness. – Geoff Johns

The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can and will go when the world fails to confront it. It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century and stand up to these murderers. It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century. – Allyson Schwartz

If a mosquito has a soul, it is mostly evil. So I don’t have too many qualms about putting a mosquito out of its misery. I’m a little more respectful of ants. – Douglas Hofstadter

You may look back on your life and accept it as good or evil. But it is far, far harder to admit that you have been completely unimportant; that in the great sum of things all a man’s endless grapplings are no more significant than the scuttlings of a cockroach. The universe is neither friendly nor hostile. It is merely indifferent. This makes me ecstatic. I have reached a nirvana of negativity. I can look futility in the face and still see promise in the stars. – Sebastian Horsley

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them. – Georges Bataille

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ‘speculation’; but which ought to be called Gambling. – William Cobbett

Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits. – Andrew Greeley

I can pretty much get in touch with my evil side pretty easily. – Kelly Hu

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing. – Aleister Crowley

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other. – Eric Burdon

I think goodness is very powerful, but often evil is made more attractive in films. It’s a challenge to make goodness appealing. – Pauline Collins

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by technology of yesterday. – Dennis Gabor

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power. – Patricia Cornwell

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare. – William Vickrey

When men don’t fear god, they give themselves to evil – Ray Comfort

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. – Jerry Garcia

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. – Richard Cecil

Likewise, education can direct people toward good or evil ends. When education is based on a fundamentally distorted worldview, the results are horrific. – Daisaku Ikeda

I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define. – Madeleine Albright

Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God. – B. R. Hayden

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever. – Brennan Manning

You can compromise between good, better, and best, and you can compromise between bad and worse and terrible. But you can’t compromise between good and evil. And now people look at the other side as a completely different kind of animal and say, ‘They are taking the country down the road to purgatory.’ It’s complete intolerance. – Gary Ackerman

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion. – Hermann Hesse

Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more. – Ossie Davis

Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me. – Alain Badiou

It’s not that Good doesn’t triumph over Evil, it’s that the point spread is too small. – Bob Thaves

This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation. – Carroll Quigley

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph. – Margaret Thatcher

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