65 Bad Man Quotes On Success In Life

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Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bad man quotes, bad man sayings, and bad man proverbs.

Best Bad Man Quotes

  1. “A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.” ~ Francis Bacon
  2. “Great men are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton
  3. “Be a good man to Allah and a bad man to yourself (desires); and be one of the commoners among the people” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib
  4. “The gifts of bad men bring no good with them.” ~ Euripides
  5. “Considering how bad men are, it is wonderful how well they behave.” ~ Salvador de Madariaga

  6. “As a good man, if you throw a stone to a bad person, you yourself become a bad man!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  7. “When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  8. “Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else” ~ Gautama Buddha
  9. “Bad men cannot make good citizens.” ~ Patrick Henry
  10. “Bad men are full of repentance.” ~ Aristotle

  11. “Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  12. “The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.” ~ John Rawls
  13. “Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority…” ~ Lord Acton
  14. “Even a bad man is better than a good book.” ~ Maxim Gorky
  15. “There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.” ~ Euripides

  16. “I love a good man outside the law, just as much as I hate a bad man inside the law.” ~ Woody Guthrie
  17. “A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.” ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings , Bad man quotes life
  18. “Money, it has been said, is the cause of good things to a good man, of evil things to a bad man.” ~ Philo
  19. “If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men.” ~ Saint Augustine
  20. “The best state is that in which bad men are not allowed to hold office, and good men are not allowed to refuse office.” ~ Pittacus of Mytilene

  21. “Whoever has overthrown an existing law of custom has always first been accounted a bad man: but when, as did happen, the law could not afterwards be reinstated and this fact was accepted, the predicate gradually changed; – history treats almost exclusively of these bad men who subsequently became good men!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  22. “Men scanning the surface count the wicked happy; they see not the frightful dreams that crowd a bad man’s pillow.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
  23. “The bad man is continually at war with, and in opposition to, himself.” ~ Aristotle
  24. “Fulfillment in life is loving a good woman and killing a bad man.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  25. “A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  26. “The good needs fear no law, It is his safety and the bad man’s awe.” ~ Philip Massinger
  27. “At the core of all successful societies are procedures for blocking the advancement of bad men” ~ Paul Collier
  28. “I am hesitant to say this about [Barack] Obama. Obama is a bad man in terms of the Constitution.” ~ Nat Hentoff
  29. “Government is the thing. Law is the thing. Not brotherhood, not international cooperation, not security councils that can stop war only by waging it… Where does security lie, anyway – security against the thief, a bad man, the murderer? In brotherly love? Not at all. It lies in government.” ~ E. B. White
  30. “Why kill good people just to get a bad man?” ~ Loudon Wainwright III

  31. “One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  32. “A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends.” ~ Joseph Hall
  33. “I’m the greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!” ~ Muhammad Ali
  34. “Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  35. “Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them.” ~ Demonax

  36. “All good men are international. Nearly all bad men are cosmopolitan. If we are to be international we must be national.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  37. “Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man.” ~ Theognis of Megara
  38. “After all, let a man take what pains he may to hush it down, a human soul is an awful, ghostly, unquiet possession for a bad man to have. Who knows the metes and bounds of it? Who knows all its awful perhapses,–those shudderings and tremblings, which it can no more live down than it can outlive its own eternity?” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
  39. “If parts are always changing, the whole remains the same. A dead good man is replaced by a good man, a dead bad man is replaced by a bad man. While the whole remains the same, every day is different.” ~ Shams Tabrizi
  40. “It is much easier to make good men wise, than to make bad men good.” ~ Henry Fielding

  41. “Kindness can turn the bad man’s heart, and fools convert to wise, Make poison into nectar-juice, and friends of enemies.” ~ Bhartrhari
  42. “With a tiny bit of effort, the nettle would be useful; if you neglect it, it becomes a pest. So then we kill it. How many men are like nettles My friends, there is no such thing as a weed and no such thing as a bad man. There are only bad cultivators.” ~ Victor Hugo
  43. “If you fellows have been hunted from one end of the country to the other as I have been, you’ll understand what a bad man’s reputation is built on. I’ve had credit for more killings than I ever dreamt of” ~ Doc Holliday
  44. “Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end…liberty is the only object which benefits all alike, and provokes no sincere opposition…The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. ~ Every class is unfit to govern … Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton
  45. “I am not a criminal, for I destroyed a bad man. I thought I was right.” ~ Gavrilo Princip

  46. “Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.” ~ Hesiod
  47. “The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of a bad man.” ~ Plato
  48. “Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men live!” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
  49. “You are wrong, sir, if you think that a man who is any good at all should take into account the risk of life or death; he should look to this only in his actions, whether what he does is right or wrong, whether he is acting like a good or a bad man.” ~ Socrates
  50. “Bad men hate sin through fear of punishment; good men hate sin through their love of virtue.” ~ Juvenal

  51. “Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.” ~ Socrates
  52. “Ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. That was the whole idea, right? That‘s why we went. I am reluctant to let that fact disappear down the memory hole, because if — as the war ends, or at least starts to end — if, at this time, the history of the war is written as us going there to topple the regime of a bad man when that frankly isn‘t why were told that we were going there — Aren‘t we still at risk of making this horrific mistake again? And, aren‘t we letting the people who foisted the WMD idea on us, not many years ago, aren‘t we sort of letting them get away with it?” ~ Rachel Maddow
  53. “I haven’t been right all year. I guess, you know, when you don’t feel good, and you still get hits, that’s when you know you are a bad man.” ~ Manny Ramirez
  54. “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  55. “There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.” ~ Edmund Burke

  56. “A bad cause will ever be supported by bad means and bad men.” ~ Thomas Paine
  57. “If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” ~ Noah Webster
  58. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.” ~ Lord Acton
  59. “It makes no difference whether a good man has defrauded a bad man, or a bad man defrauded a good man, or whether a good or bad man has committed adultery: the law can look only to the amount of damage done.” ~ Aristotle
  60. “A good man knows when to sacrifice himself, a bad man survives but loses his soul.” ~ John le Carre

  61. “We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets; that hereafter he will give every man a spirit-home according to his deserts: if he has been a good man, he will have a good home; if he has been a bad man, he will have a bad home. This I believe, and all my people believe the same.” ~ Chief Joseph
  62. “The emotions of the ignorant man are continuously kept at a pitch by the most blood-curdling stories about Anarchism. Not a thing too outrageous to be employed against this philosophy and its exponents. Therefore Anarchism represents to the unthinking what the proverbial bad man does to the child,-a black monster bent on swallowing everything; in short, destruction and violence.” ~ Emma Goldman
  63. “What is a good man?
    Simply one whose life is useful to the world.
    And a bad man is simply one whose life is harmful to others.
    There are, however, those who are harmful and yet enjoy a good reputation, and who manage to profit by a show of usefulness.
    These are the worst of all.” ~ Zhang Zhao
  64. “”I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived. I shook up the world! I want justice…”” ~ Muhammad Ali
  65. “Domestic happiness is the end of almost all our pursuits, and the common reward of all our pains. When men find themselves forever barred from this delightful fruition, they are lost to all industry, and grow careless of all their worldly affairs. Thus they become bad subjects, bad relations, bad friends, and bad men.” ~ Henry Fielding

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