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Quotes of wickedness

  1. It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means. – Lydia M. Child
  2. To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness – Confucius
  3. The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness – Joseph Conrad
  4. In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given. – Robert Hunter
  5. Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness – Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
  6. This is the very worst wickedness that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten. – David Herbert Lawrence
  7. Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion. – Lucretius
  8. It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  9. War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason. – James Madison
  10. There is no dignity in wickedness whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals. – Herman Melville
  11. Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness than all other holes in this world put together. – Laurence Sterne
  12. After a sound drubbing followed by half a day's fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever. – Stijn Streuvels
  13. Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness – A. J. P. Taylor

Usage examples for wickedness

  1. Among us no wickedness is committed," came to Timokles' mind. ” – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  2. He was a tall muscular young fellow and would have been handsome had it not been for a look of malicious cunning and wickedness in his small dark eyes. ” – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  3. “ I believe that the wickedness of his children made him, in the thoughts of it, go many a night with heavy heart to bed, and with as heavy a one to rise in the morning. ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. So, if she can sing, or play on any musical instrument, all her wickedness will run off through her throat or the tips of her fingers. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. “ A curse is nothing in wickedness to it, it seems to me. ” – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  6. She revolted at the cruel wickedness of it all. ” – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  7. Everybody knows Jake Townson, and there's no wickedness in him. ” – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  8. Why she should have begun to cease loving me, I cannot imagine; perhaps she had a premonition of what possibility of wickedness was really in me. ” – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  9. “ I know the nature of these rooks, and believe they can only be kept from wickedness by a power stronger than their own. ” – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  10. And they consider not in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  11. Perhaps it may be something of this sort: that a single sin unrepented of and unatoned for becomes a destiny; a seed from which, however diminutive and trifling it may look, a whole life of crime and wickedness shoots up as a matter of course, perhaps inevitably. ” – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  12. “ No; neither weakness nor wickedness were there; even Robert Carlton admitted that. ” – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  13. Natacha Feodorovna is the last word in wickedness and doesn't deserve anybody's pity. ” – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  14. “ I am aware I'm a by- word for wickedness in these parts, heaven alone knows why. ” – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  15. “ Goneril: I never heard such scornful wickedness As that a king's physician so should choose To watch and even heal base men and poor- And, more than all, when there's a queen a- dying ... ” – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  16. How can we punish worst those whose wickedness has involved the rest in guilt, especially the epigramatists of the Museum? ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. Conscience was defined to be the faculty by which we judge of the goodness or wickedness of our own actions. ” – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  18. She was proud of them, actually proud of their apparent wickedness – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  19. Unless- unless, that fellow Robin had been beforehand with the others- Robin, who had refused point- blank to be a soldier, and had even, to the General's bitter offence, actually spoken at the Oxford Union " On the Waste and Wickedness of a Standing Army." ” – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  20. “ Tom Candlish will go on working wickedness for years after you've been under ground." ” – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn