Quotation Explorer - 'Malice'

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality. - Samuel Johnson
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
We were designed to love and to be loved, to reach our dreams to unleash our potentials but not live in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. - Auliq Ice
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. - Mark Twain
Wisdom, ambition, sadness, joy, malice, grief, amazement, all the emotions which blaze within the human soul may be recorded on a page. Nestled in a sheaf of paper sleeps an infinity beyond the limits of the universe. Just by opening a single page, we may fly into that infinity. - Tanigawa Nagaru
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
"Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."
At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas. - Aldous Huxley
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice. - Alain de Botton
Of all God’s creatures, only man kills with malice. Only man kills out of vengeance. - R.H.Dickinson
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man. - Charles M. Blow
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. - Abraham Lincoln
Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. - Winston S. Churchill
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. - Unknown
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them. - Sir Thomas Browne
Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself. - Michel de Montaigne
ILLUSTRIOUS, adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice, envy and detraction. - Ambrose Bierce
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. - Henry A. Wallace
She was rage and vengeance, wrath and malice, in beautifully twisted human form. - Kami Garcia
Who hateth me but for my happiness? Or who is honour'd now but for his wealth? Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus, Than pitied in a Christian poverty; For I can see no fruits in all their faith, But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride, Which methinks fits not their profession. - Christopher Marlowe
Bear no malice for the ones who leave you. - Bert V. Royal
Thieves and liars kill indirectly, unintentionally, and with no other weapon than their tongues and malice. - A.E.H. Veenman
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. - Robert A. Heinlein
Though fortunes malice overthrow my state, my mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. - William Shakespeare
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. - Robert J. Hanlon
Fear, ignorance, and hatred - these are the trinity of malice. - Debasish Mridha
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent. - Aldous Huxley
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. - Eric Hoffer
As we grow and progress in life, a lot of things and people need to be left behind. Not for malice but as a necessity! - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Without forgiveness and love, you will live with resentment, bitterness, malice and strife which result in more pain. You can never love without forgiving. Forgiveness deepens your ability to love and frees you from pain. - Kemi Sogunle
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