In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
Author: Patrick Kavanagh (1905-1967)
Profession: Irish Poet, Author
There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature -- the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)
Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist