Good And Evil Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Good And Evil quotes and Good And Evil sayings, and Good And Evil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Life is neither a good nor an evil: it is a field for good and 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

"Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you."

Doug Horton

"To rid ourselves of our shadows — who we are — we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil."

Jeremy P. Johnson

"The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things — the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit."

Samuel Johnson

"For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded."

T.S. Eliot

"Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children."

Jimmy Carter

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


"To know the difference between good and evil, you need to have been through good and evil, therefor be good and evil."

Magdalena Leska

"A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

Joseph Conrad

"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means."

Oscar Wilde

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

John Wesley

"I see the triumph of good over evil as a manifestation of the error-correcting process of evolution."

Jonas Salk

"Evil spreads with the wind; truth is capable of speading even against it."

Paramahansa Yogananda

"She was beginning to understand that evil is not absolute, and that good is often an occasion more than a condition."

Gilbert Parker

"Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression — hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?"

Wilkie Collins

"The really difficult moral issues arise, not from a confrontation of good and evil, but from a collision between two goods"

Irving Kristol

"Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood."

Samuel Butler

"All good ends can be worked out by good means. Those that cannot, are bad; and may be counted so at once, and left alone."

Charles Dickens

"Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."

Mahatma Gandhi

"What would our world be like if we ceased to worry about ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’ or ‘good’ and ‘evil,’ and simply acted so as to maximize well-being, our own and that of others? Would we lose anything important?"

Sam Harris

"For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity."

Joyce Cary

"Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided"

John Locke

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."


"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together."

William Shakespeare

"Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Edmund Burke

"Goodness is the only investment which never fails."

Henry David Thoreau

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