Evil enters like a splinter and spreads like an oak tree.
Evil falls an him who goes to seek it. Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1, 20
Evil for evil, let the Devil come and choose.
Evil gotten, evil spent.
Evil gotten, worse spent.
Evil gun powder doesn't go away easily.
Evil herb never dies out.
Evil in people does not go away when they get buried.
Evil into the mind of god or man may come and go, so unapproved, and leave no spot or blame behind. Milton
Evil is a far more cunning and persevering propagandist than good, for it has no inward strength, and is driven to seek countenance and sympathy. Lowell
Evil is easily discovered; there is an infinite variety; good is almost unique. But some kinds of evil are almost as difficult to discover as that which we call good; and often particular evil of this class passes for good. It needs even a certain greatness of soul to attain to this, as to that which is good. Pascal
Evil is fittest to consort with evil. Livy
Evil is limited. One cannot form A scheme for universal evil. Bailey
Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. Emerson
Evil is of old date.
Evil is soon believed.
Evil is soon done, but slowly mended.
Evil is wrought by want of thought as well as want of heart.
Evil knows where evil sleeps.
Evil ministers of good things are as torches, - a light to others, a waste to none but themselves only. Hooker
Evil must be driven out by evil.
Evil news rides post, while good news bates. Milton
Evil news rids fast.
Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. Joseph Roux
Evil people know one another.
Evil prospers because good men fail to act.
Evil remains, goodness is forgotten.
Evil report, like the Italian stiletto, is an assassin's weapon, worthy only of the bravo. Madame de Maintenon
Evil shall have that evil will deserve.
Evil springs up, and flowers, and bears no seed, And feeds the green earth with its swift decay, Leaving it richer for the growth of truth. Lowell
Evil succeeds when the rightious keep quiet.
Evil that comes out of your mouth, flies in your bosom.
Evil then results from imperfection. Bailey
Evil thoughts often come from idleness.
Evil to him who evil does.
Evil to him who evil thinks. Honi soit qui mal y pense. Motto of the order of the garter, instituted by Edward III of England
Evil tongues are silenced by the tinkle of coins in your pocket. Yiddish] Es shtumeh di tsinger ven du host in kesheneh klinger.