Quotation Explorer - 'Evils'

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Of two evils we must always choose the least. - Thomas a Kempis
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. - Cicero
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. - Theodore Roosevelt
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils. - Daniel Webster
Embrace the god of love to keep away the evils of hatred. - Debasish Mridha
…all the evils of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings. - George Orwell
Let the light of love enlighten the whole world. Let the power of love overpower all the evils. - Debasish Mridha
Wealth and greed are the roots of all evils - Ali R.A
Half of my life passed searching for the evil that makes me to do wrong things, until I found innocent evils trapped in me. - M.F. Moonzajer
The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy. - Alfred E. Smith
In a war between evils, only evil wins. - Marty Rubin
Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. - Ambrose Bierce
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Homer
... From want of foresight men make changes which relishing well at first do not betray their hidden venom, as I have already observed respecting hectic fever. Nevertheless, the ruler is not truly wise who cannot discern evils before they develop themselves, and this is a faculty given to few. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Ignoring the evils of our history will only cause them to reoccur. - R.M. Donaldson
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. - Oliver Goldsmith
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. - C. S. Lewis
When religion becomes so involved in a future good "over yonder" that it forgets the present evils over here it is as dry as dust religion and needs to be condemned. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I know indeed what evil I intend to do,but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils. - Euripides
Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not. - Epicurus
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. - Mae West
If it feels like you're choosing between the lesser of two evils, don't. There is always a higher choice. - Michael Neill
Dead tree branches rattled,the cold wind seethed, it prattled of abominations about to unfold.A lone wolf howled,the full moon it prowled,ready for evils untold. - A. Lee Brock
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Homer
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. - Sir Francis Bacon
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We must as second best...take the least of the evils. - Aristotle
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another. - Epicurus
For the "We" must never be spoken, save by one's choice and as a second thought. This word must never be placed first within a man's soul, else it becomes a monster, the root of all evils on earth, the root of man's torture by men, and an unspeakable lie. - Ayn Rand
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex. - Mahatma Gandhi
​Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall carve of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. - William Shakespeare
[ memorial at Paine Hall][He turned] the strait-laced Boston of sixty years ago [into] the enlightened Hub of today, . . . to 'destroy bigotry and uproot the evils of superstition. - Josiah P. Mendum
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The law is guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish. - Frédéric Bastiat
Let the Evils of yesterday sinks into the past. take a new look at your life - George Bank jc
Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly. - Virgil
If I had a box full of all the evils of the world, I'd open it just a little way and push you inside. Then I'd close it again for always. - Mike Carey
The pride of man hopes but to blame God for the evils of the world, and to praise himself for the good. - Criss Jami
For the grace of bearing life's inevitable evils is itself agood, and makes goodness arise even from evils byopposing them or enduring them with courage. - A.C. Grayling
It may be that no religious reconciliation with the absolute totality of things is possible. Some evils, indeed, are ministerial to higher forms of good; but it may be that there are forms of evil so extreme as to enter into no good system whatsoever… - William James
At the end of a century that has seenthe evils of communism, Nazism and other modern tyrannies,the impulse to centralize power remains amazingly persistent. - Joseph Sobran
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried. - Mae West
GLUTTON, n. A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia. - Ambrose Bierce
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde
Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils. - General John Stark
If the choice is between two evils, it is still evil, - Fred Heilbrunn
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. - Henny Youngman
The evils arising from the loss of her uncle were neither trifling nor likely to lessen; and when thought had been freely indulged, in contrasting the past and the present, the employment of mind and dissipation of unpleasant ideas which only reading could produce made her thankfully turn to a book. - Jane Austen
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller
Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all--the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller
Love makes people beautiful, beautiful in the fact that those who are stricken by love become blind. Not being able to see the evils and pain in the world, that's the part that makes people beautiful on the inside. - Shannan Jacoby
Lies can live for thousands of years and deceitful but truth will always penetrate to the darkness of surfaces and show the light to the merciful ones and evils one shall be ashamed and flee away like bees. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
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