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Samuel JohnsonWickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to everything.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Winston ChurchillThe malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Benjamin FranklinIf men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Arthur SchopenhauerThe doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

JuvenalNo man becomes bad all at once.

—  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. AD, Roman satiric poet

Victor HugoThe wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

VoltaireFor an evil-minded man everything is a pretext.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Karl KrausThe devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people meaner.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Friedrich NietzscheTo see others suffer does one good, to make others suffer even more: this is a hard saying but an ancient, mighty, human, all-too-human principle which even the apes might subscribe.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

EpicurusIf the gods listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

DanteHeaven, to keep its beauty,
cast them out, but even Hell itself would not receive them
for fear the wicked there might glory over them.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet


Latin Quotes

JuvenalNo bad man is happy.

Nemo malus felix

—  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. AD, Roman satiric poet

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Funny Quotes

Ambrose BierceWitch, n. (1) An ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil. (2) A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer


Ancient Greek

Bias of PrieneMost people are bad.

Οι πλείστοι άνθρωποι κακοί.

—  Bias of Priene, 625-540 BC, Greek philosopher, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece










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