Quotable quotes about evil and inaction:

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. (Haile Selassie)

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. (Scott Alexander)

The lack of money is the root of all evil. (Mark Twain)

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. (Albert Einstein)

Be good to others, that will protect you against evil. (Abu Bakr)

In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive. (William Bernbach)

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail. (Pearl S. Buck)

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough. (Bede Jarrett)

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. (John Stuart Mill)

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. (Hannah Arendt)

When evil men destroy, good men must build and bind. (Anas Aremeyaw Anas)

Every evil is a sickness of soul, but virtue offers the cause of its health. (Saint Basil)

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. (Unknown)

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all. (Origen)

Tolerating evil leads only to more evil.  And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed. (Bob Riley)




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