Mary Wollstonecraft on Evil

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”

~ Mary Wollstonecraft

Hannah Arendt on Evil

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

~ Hannah Arendt

Cicero on Wisdom

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.”

~ Cicero

Socrates on Lies

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

~ Socrates

Robyn Hitchcock on Evil

“If it’s any consolation, evil seeks its own destruction.”

~ Robyn Hitchcock

Joseph Conrad on Malice

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

~ Joseph Conrad

Buddha on Evil

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

~ Buddha

William Shakespeare on Malice

“How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds
Make deeds ill done!”

~ William Shakespeare

Buddha on Good and Evil

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”

~ Buddha

Robyn Hitchcock on Evil

“It’s humbling to think that, however lousy you may feel you are as a human being, there are big boys out there who are colossally evil.”

~ Robyn Hitchcock

Jordan Peterson on Wrongdoing

“It’s a warning to me. I’m also saying: ‘Look the hell out because the chickens come home to roost.’ If I’ve learned one thing in 20 years of clinical practice, it’s that. I swear I’ve never seen anyone get away with anything in my whole life.”

~ Jordan Peterson

Voltaire on Atrocities

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

~ Voltaire

Buddha on Evil

“What is evil? … lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil: envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil.”

~ Buddha

William Shakespeare on Evil

“Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.”

~ William Shakespeare