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When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.

Author: Max Lerner (1902)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.

Author: Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)

Profession: French Diplomat, Philosopher

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

Author: Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)

Profession: French Diplomat, Philosopher

My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.

Author: Tony Martin


Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.

Author: Brian Masters


There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

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.

Author: Patrick Mcgoohan


What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.

Author: Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau (1749-1791)

Profession: French Revolutionary Politician, Orator

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.

Author: Phaedrus

Profession: Macedonian Inventor and Writer

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome

Author: Proverb


Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.

Author: American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of American Origin