Quotations About / On: EVIL

  • 71.
    The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), Welsh philosopher. Appearance and Reality, preface (1893). See Voltaire and Cabell on pessimism.)
  • 72.
    Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its "victims."
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 1 (1989).)
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  • 73.
    It is good insofar as it is not evil.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Sappho, in Sappho, act 1, sc. 5 (1819).)
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  • 74.
    The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing—that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 212, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 75.
    Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
    (William, Lord Beveridge (1879-1963), British economist. Full Employment in a Full Society, pt. 4 (1944).)
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  • 76.
    Whoever has witnessed another's ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 532, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 402, "The Judge," (1879).)
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  • 77.
    The face of "evil" is always the face of total need.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. Evergreen Review (Jan./Feb. 1960). Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness (1959). The essay was later published as the introduction to The Naked Lunch in the 1962 edition.)
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  • 78.
    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    (Raoul Walsh, U.S. screen writer. Frisco Doll (Mae West), Klondike Annie, her philosophy of life (1936).)
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  • 79.
    There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
    (Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table-Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).)
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  • 80.
    If you speak evil, you will soon be worse spoken of.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 721.)
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