The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.— Edmund Burke
Attractive Necessary Evil quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
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.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves.
And all of us face cares and troubles in this life. The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things, at the expense of neglecting Christ.
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary;
men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
The world is a den of thieves, and night is falling.
Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog. The poison affects us all. No one escapes. Therefore let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The Founders never intended for Americans to trust their government.
Our entire Constitution was predicated on the notion that government was a necessary evil, to be restrained and minimized as much as possible.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
You will find that you cannot do without politicians.
They are a necessary evil in this day and time. You may not like getting money from one source and spending it for another. But the thing for the school people to do is that if the politicians are going to steal, make them steal for the schools.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
I think the paparazzi is a necessary evil.
..and if ya don't like it, and ya don't want to do this, go to Iowa and do some community theatre. It's all about self-promotion and it's not always the fun part of it.
The existence of poverty in the US should not be accepted as a necessary evil or insoluble problem, but should be considered a crisis requiring emergency measures. It is a matter of will and priorities, not a matter of resources.
Any communitys arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.
Dialogue is a necessary evil.
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.
Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
For me, Spotify is not even a necessary evil. It helps me do what I want to do.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing as they must if they believe they can do nothing. There is nothing worse because the council of despair is declaration of irresponsibility; it is Pilate washing his hands.
What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.
Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.
Religion is a by-product of fear. For much of human history it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn’t killing people in the name of god a pretty good definition of insanity?
Separation from evil is the necessary first principle of communion with Him .
.. Separation from evil is His principle of unity
What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
Before you speak, think. Is it true? Is it helpful? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it kind?
Woman -a foe of friendship, an inescapable punishment, a necessary evil.
The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil.
There are no necessary evils in government.
Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
Successful people don't fear failure but understand that it's necessary to learn and grow from.
The State is said by some to be a necessary evil; it must be made unnecessary.
When you start with a necessary evil, and then over time the necessity passes away, what's left?
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.
It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.