Quotes — Evil (8 entries)

A treacherous adversary, but…

The devil can be a treacherous adversary; but in the end the poor fellow, quite against his will, also proves to be one of our best teachers, a real instrument of our sanctification!

— Thomas H. Green, Weeds Among the Wheat

« πλ | 1 Oct 2005 »

Evil is charming and beautiful…

Evil is charming and beautiful. It makes you doubt yourself. It asks for one small compromise after another until it whittles you down, and, it functions best when no one believes in it.

— Joan of Arcadia [via]

« πλ | 26 May 2005 »

If God is…

If God is, why is there evil? But if God is not, why is there good?

— St. Augustine

« πλ | 10 Jan 2006 »

No one has ever accused…

No one has ever accused the devil of being stupid!

— Thomas H. Green, Weeds Among the Wheat

« πλ | 3 Oct 2005 »

The first temptation…

Do you know what is the first temptation the devil presents to someone who has begun to serve God better? It is human respect.

— St. John Vianney [via]

« πλ | 28 May 2005 »

The line dividing good and evil cuts…

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.

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn [via]

« πλ | 10 Oct 2006 »

The tail of the snake…

The tail of the snake will always appear when the devil is in the picture.

— Thomas H. Green, Weeds Among the Wheat

« πλ | 2 Oct 2005 »

Three sources of evil…

It is said that there are three sources of evil, “the world, the flesh, and the Devil”; but the world and the flesh would be innocent were it not for the Devil.

— Peter Kreeft, Back to Virtue

« πλ | 11 Oct 2004 »