The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.— Carl Jung
Almighty Evil Man quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.
In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness!
You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.
An evil administration never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good man will therefore resist an evil system or administration with his whole soul.
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.
Every man should view himself as equally balanced: half good and half evil.
Likewise, he should see the entire world as half good and half evil.... With a single good deed he will tip the scales for himself, and for the entire world, to the side of good.
When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Politics is the soil in which the nettle of poisonous enmity, evil suspicions, shameless lies, slander, morbid ambitions, and disrespect for the individual grows rapidly and luxuriantly. Name anything bad in man and it is precisely in the soil of political struggle that it grows with particular liveliness and abundance.
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own.
Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
By whomsoever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin (holy man) who is guarded in these three.
All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.
What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
I think that Texas is forever ruined unless the citizens make a manly, energetic effort to save themselves from anarchy and confusion, which are the worst of all evils. Let us march like a band of brothers.
We have to build a better man before we can build a better society.
The power of evil men lives on the cowardice of the good.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Modern man has so long preached a doctrine of false tolerance;
he has so long believed that right and wrong were only differences in a point of view, that now when evil works itself out in practice he is paralyzed to do anything against it.
It's here, where absolute evil was perpetrated, that the will must resurface for a fraternal world, a world based on respect of man and his dignity.
When evil men plot, good men must plan.
When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
In walking through the world there is a choice for a man to make.
He can choose the fair and open path, the path which sound ethics, sound democracy, and the common law prescribe, or choose the secret way by which he can get the better of his fellow man.
In our time all it takes for evil to flourish is for a few good men to be a little wrong and have a great deal of power, and for the vast majority of their fellow citizens to remain indifferent.
The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil.
That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly.
My crime is that I will not go with the multitude to do evil.
My singularity is that when I say that freedom is of God and slavery is of the devil, I mean just what I say. My fanaticism is that I insist on the American people abolishing slavery, or ceasing to prate on the rights of man.
Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not.