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Evil People Quotes: Understanding the Mindset through Their Words

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

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king. – J.R.R. Tolkien

He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done. – Leonardo da Vinci

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate. – Ralph Steadman

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. – Baltasar Gracian

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Albert Einstein

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. – William Shakespeare

Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human. – Agatha Christie

We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of. – Phil McGraw

All cruelty springs from weakness. – Seneca

I’m not evil, but some people are bothered by that. – Anton LaVey

You either believe in demons or you don’t. If you do, you’ll always find one lurking behind every door. – Stephen King

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. – Sally Kempton

The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. – Anne Rice

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Albert Einstein

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

Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster. – Friedrich Nietzsche

People do not change, they are merely revealed. – Anne Enright

The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. – Albert Camus

Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things. – Terry Pratchett

He who does not punish evil invites it. – Leonardo Da Vinci

The truth about evil is that it is not always desirable. – George Orwell

There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs. – George R.R. Martin

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Never make the mistake of thinking that you recognize Evil. Evil comes in many forms, and most often, it comes cloaked in gold. – J.K. Rowling

The face of evil is always the face of total need. – William S. Burroughs

There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts. – Voltaire

The struggle of the evil and the good is the throbbing heart of the world. – Alfred Tennyson

Those who do evil deeds never escape the consequences of their actions. – Aesop

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. – Mark Twain

The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. – C.S. Lewis.

Even a devil was once an angel.

The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

All evil seems incredibly insignificant when compared to the evil of the self-righteous.

Evil does not need guns to dominate, just the silent consent of good people.

He who does not punish evil commands it to be done. – Leonardo Da Vinci

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Evil people make lots of noise to cover their lack of substance.

The evil that men do lives after them. – William Shakespeare

Humans are capable of so much more. Power mongers are not all powerful. They are merely parasites atop the tree of life.

Evil brings death because it prefers to rule in hell rather than to serve in heaven.

Every man has his own devil to fight.

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

It’s not the sea that drowns you; it?s the tiny pebble in your shoe.

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. – Blaise Pascal

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. – Socrates

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. – Yoda, Star Wars

There is no evil like reCAPTCHA. No torment so hellish.

There is no sinner like a young saint. – Aphra Behn

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both. – Tryon Edwards

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