Top 90 Evil Quotes In Beowulf


- "Like sin itself, Satan appeals to the senses. He originated and perfected the art of disguising evil as good." - Charles R. Swindoll

- "The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice." - John Rawls

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- "A benevolent malefactor, merciful, gentle, helpful, clement, a convict, returning good for evil, giving back pardon for hatred, preferring pity to vengeance, preferring to ruin himself rather than to ruin his enemy, saving him who had smitten him, kneeling on the heights of virtue, more nearly akin to an angel than to a man. Javert was constrained to admit to himself that this monster existed. Things could not go on in this manner." - Victor Hugo

- "What has this unfeeling age of ours left untried, what wickedness has it shunned?" - Horace

Evil Quotes In Frankenstein

- "Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty." - Raisa Gorbacheva

- "One tiny Hobbit against all the evil the world could muster. A sane being would have given up, but Samwise burned with a magnificent madness, a glowing obsession to surmount every obstacle, to find Frodo, destroy the Ring, and cleanse Middle Earth of its festering malignancy. He knew he would try again. Fail, perhaps. And try once more. A thousand, thousand times if need be, but he would not give up the quest." - J. R. R. Tolkien

- "When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself. The evil habit of seeking God-and effectively prevents us from finding God in full revelation. In the and lies our great woe. If we omit the and we shall soon find God, and in Him we shall find that for which we have all our lives been secretly longing." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

- "There is no one "root of all evil" in software development. Design is hard in many ways. People tend to underestimate the intellectual and practical difficulties involved in building a significant system involving software. It is not and will not be reduced to a simple mechanical "assembly line" process. Creativity, engineering principles, and evolutionary change are needed to create a satisfactory large system." - Bjarne Stroustrup

- "Evils draw men together." - Aristotle

- "A lot of people say colonialism was 'evil' or whatever, but what have they really done with Africa since we gave it back to them? I don't think it should be considered 'racist' to admit maybe ending apartheid did more harm than good in South Africa." - Zach Braff

- "Self-love makes us deceive ourselves in almost all matters, to censure others, and to blame them for the same faults that we do not correct in ourselves; we do this either because we are unaware of the evil that exists within us, or because we always see our own evil disguised as a good." - Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

- "Fonny and I just sat there... while the voices of the congregation rose and rose around us, without mercy... Teddy had the tambourine, and gave the cue to the piano player-I never got to know him: a long dark, evil-looking brother, with hands made for strangling; and with these hands he attacked the keyboard like he was beating the brains out of someone he remembered. No doubt the congregation had their memories, too, and they went to pieces. The church began to rock." - James A. Baldwin

- "Ooh, I'd love to be in a movie with Meryl Streep or Martin Scorsese. There are so many different things I want to do, maybe like a possessed child or an evil something... I don't know!" - Cara Delevingne

- "The Devil needs a very good lawyer to prove that it is not the Satan but the people themselves who have committed so many evils!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

Evil Quotes About Power

- "Her heart went out to him with a stronger movement than ever, at the thought that people would blame him. Maggie hated blame; she had been blamed her whole life, and nothing had come of it but evil tempers." - George Eliot

- "Whosoever does wrong, wrongs himself; whosoever does injustice, does it to himself, making himself evil." - Marcus Aurelius

- "Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear." - Swami Vivekananda

- "The allegory of Adam and Eve eating of the tree of evil, and entailing upon their posterity the wrath of God and the loss of everlasting life, admits of no other explanation than the disease and crime that have flowed from unnatural diet." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

- "I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil." - Voltaire

- "Because again, if Lucifer can make an aberration seem normal- or better yet, evil seem normal, he has made striking inroads." - Sheri L. Dew

- "Hidden evils are most dreaded." - Martial

- "Now that science has helped us to overcome the awe of the unknown in nature, we are the slaves of social pressures of our own making. When called upon to act independently, we cry for patterns, systems, and authorities. If by enlightenment and intellectual progress we mean the freeing of man from superstitious belief in evil forces, in demons and fairies, in blind fate--in short, the emancipation from fear--then denunciation of what is currently called reason is the greatest service reason can render." - Max Horkheimer

Evil Quotes Bible

- "Those who return evil for good should not expect the kindness of others to last long." - Aesop

- "The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat." - Edith Hamilton

- "At a certain depth of distress, the poor, in their stupor, groan no longer over evil, and are no longer thankful for good." - Victor Hugo

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- "The evil that we know is best." - Plautus

- "Separation from evil is the necessary first principle of communion with Him ... Separation from evil is His principle of unity" - John Nelson Darby

- "The essential contradiction at the heart of America's problems: if we were a democracy and if we truly enjoyed free speech, we would be able to study and speak about the CIA. We would confront our institutionalized racism and sadism. But we can't, and so our agency's history remains unknown, which in turn means we have no idea who we are, as individuals or as a nation. We imagine ourselves to be things we are not. Our leaders know bits and pieces of the truth, but they cease being leaders once they begin to talk about the truly evil things the CIA is doing." - Douglas Valentine

- "It wouldn't be my move," Jace agreed. " First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, THEN the ravenous demon hordes. In that order." "He might have sent her candy and flowers," Isabelle said. "We don't know." "Isabelle," said Hodge patiently, "this is the man who rained down destruction on Idris the like of which it had never seen,who set shadowhunter against Downworlder and made the streets of the Glass City run with blood." "That's sort of hot," Isabella argued, " that evil thing." - Cassandra Clare

Evil Quotes From Macbeth

- "There was no black or white. Someone who had been good her entire life could, in fact, do something evil. People were just as capable of committing murder, under the right circumstances, as any monster." - Jodi Picoult

- "Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good." - Thomas Aquinas

- "Yet only when we come to understand, in the light of the Cross, the evil we are capable of, and have even been a part of, can we experience true remorse and true repentance." - Pope Francis

- "The Gods being good and making all things, there is no positive evil, it only comes by absence of good; just as darkness itself does not exist, but only comes about by absence of light." - Sallust

- "There is something so ludicrous in promises of good or threats of evil a great way off as to render the whole subject with which they are connected easily turned into ridicule." - Abraham Lincoln

- "I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them." - Jose Rizal

- "The United States is evil." - Henry de Montherlant

- "The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Evil Quotes From The Crucible

- "Nowhere in the Bible, however, do we find God distinguishing between levels of sin. God doesn't share our rating system. To him, all sin is equally evil, and all sinners are equally lovable." - Judah Smith

- "Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there." - Chris Kyle

- "I didn't grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil." - Charlize Theron

- "Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, 'What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.' Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope." - Vincent Van Gogh

- "The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of a bad man." - Plato

- "Thousands are the children of poor foreigners, who have permitted them to grow up without school, education, or religion. All the neglect and bad education and evil example of a poor class tend to form others, who, as they mature, swell the ranks of ruffians and criminals. So, at length, a great multitude of ignorant, untrained, passionate, irreligious boys and young men are formed, who become the "dangerous class" of our city." - Charles Loring Brace

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- "Simplicity is an enduring habit within a soul that has grown impervious to evil thoughts." - John Climacus

Evil Quotes In Lord Of The Flies

- "Deep inside, the majority of people had the sneaking suspicion that evil was more powerful than good and could be counteracted only by more evil." - Randall Garrett

- "He had never thought of himself as much of a praying man, but as he sat in the car in the growing darkness and the minutes passed, he knew what it was to pray. It was to will goodness out of evil, hope out of despair, life out of death. It was to will dreams into existence and spectres into reality. It was to will an end to anguish and a beginning to joy." - Elizabeth George

- "Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil." - Pope Francis

- "Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure." - George H. Mead

- "Intelligence is derived from two words - inter and legere - inter meaning 'between' and legere meaning 'to choose'. An intelligent person, therefore, is one who has learned 'to choose between'. He knows that good is better than evil, that confidence should supersede fear, that love is superior to hate, that gentleness is better than cruelty, forbearance than intolerance, compassion than arrogance, and that truth has more virtue than ignorance." - J. Martin Klotsche

- "People do evil simply because they do not know." - Cheng Yi

- "One of the evils of paper money is that it turns the whole country into stock jobbers. The precariousness of its value and the uncertainty of its fate continually operate, night and day, to produce this destructive effect. Having no real value in itself it depends for support upon accident, caprice, and party; and as it is the interest of some to depreciate and of others to raise its value, there is a continual invention going on that destroys the morals of the country." - Thomas Paine

- "A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others. For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune." - Francis Bacon


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