65 Bad Quotes On Success In Life

These bad quotes will inspire you. Bad, failing to reach an acceptable standard or unfavorable make a bad impression.

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

Best Bad Quotes

  1. “A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is… A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  2. “Badness is only spoiled goodness.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  3. “When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  4. “To be good is to be forgotten. I’m going to be so bad I’ll always be remembered.” ~ Theda Bara
  5. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ~ Jean Plaidy

  6. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  7. “There’s no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it’s only a question of comparative badness, brother.” ~ Plautus
  8. “Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  9. “Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.” ~ Johnny Weir , Bad quotes about myself
  10. “A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast.” ~ Aristotle

  11. “Nothing enables people to do evil as much as does a sense of victimhood” ~ Dennis Prager
  12. “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” ~ Will Rogers
  13. “Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they’re used.” ~ Max Brooks
  14. “Badness you can get easily, in quantity. The road is smooth and lies close by. But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to do it, and rough at first. But when you come to the top, then it is easy, even though it is hard.” ~ Hesiod
  15. “What’s the meaning of goodness if there isn’t a little badness to overcome?” ~ Anne Revere

  16. “Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as something negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and help us go further than we ever knew we could go.” ~ Amy Purdy
  17. “Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent.” ~ Bill Walsh
  18. “All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  19. “I think when you don’t know where you stand with someone, they can surprise you in their goodness and their badness, and that makes them human.” ~ David Morrissey
  20. “Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it.” ~ W. C. Fields

  21. “Kurds are like fire, if approached kindly they will warm you, if approached badly they will burn you” ~ Leyla Zana
  22. “It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.” ~ Lionel Trilling
  23. “In front of excellence, the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.” ~ Hesiod
  24. “We can never lose what is really ours. Who can lose his being? Who can lose his very existence? If I am good, it is the existence first, and then that becomes colored with the quality of goodness. If I am evil, it is the existence first, and that becomes colored with the quality of badness. That existence is first, last, and always; it is never lost but ever present.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  25. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” ~ Wayne LaPierre

  26. “Oh the gladness of their gladness when they’re glad, And the sadness of their sadness when they’re sad; But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness, Are as nothing to their badness when they’re bad” ~ James M. Barrie
  27. “The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with His rescue, our sin with His salvation, our guilt with His grace, our badness with His goodness. The overwhelming focus of the Bible is not the work of the redeemed but the work of the Redeemer. Which means that the Bible is not first a recipe for Christian living but a revelation book of Jesus who is the answer to our un-Christian living.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian
  28. “It is easy to love friends and sweethearts. This is selfish love. Higher love embraces enemies and all ugly, bad people. The highest love doesn’t see goodness or badness at all. One should even love warmongers, bad food producers and priests.” ~ Michio Kushi
  29. “It is a ridiculous thing for a man not to fly from his own badness, which is indeed possible, but to fly from other men’s badness, which is impossible.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  30. “All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  31. “Every one of the great revolutionists, from Isaiah to Shelley, have been optimists. They have been indignant, not about the badness of existence, but about the slowness of men in realizing its goodness.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  32. “”Dirty Love” wasn’t written and directed, it was committed. Here is a film so pitiful, it doesn’t rise to the level of badness. It is hopelessly incompetent… I am not certain that anyone involved has ever seen a movie, or knows what one is.” ~ Roger Ebert
  33. “But, brothers, this biting of their toe-nails over what is the CAUSE of badness is what turns me into a fine laughing malchick. They don’t go into what is the cause of GOODNESS, so why of the other shop?” ~ Anthony Burgess
  34. “Since [narcissists] deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil, on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others.” ~ M. Scott Peck
  35. “You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee.” ~ Edward VII

  36. “It is not badness, it is the absence of goodness, which, in Art as in Life, is so depressing.” ~ Freya Stark , Bad quotes about life
  37. “I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.” ~ Sandra Bullock
  38. “Most companies aim to get bigger. But beyond a certain point, bigness becomes synonymous with badness. Think of Big Pharma, Big Auto, Big Oil. Worse, if you are regularly described as one of the Big Four, Five, or Six in any business sector, you are probably already in the sights of regulators and lawmakers.” ~ Andrew Hill
  39. “Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.” ~ Alain Ducasse
  40. “We can’t be as good as we’d want to, so the question then becomes, how do we cope with our own badness?” ~ Nick Hornby

  41. “It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  42. “Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.” ~ Jerry Bridges
  43. “All the best of the monsters played for sympathy. That goes for my father, Karloff, myself and all the others. They all won the audience’s sympathy. The Wolf Man didn’t want to do all those bad things. He was forced into them.” ~ Lon Chaney, Jr.
  44. “The goodness or badness, justice or injustice, of laws varies of necessity with the constitution of states. This, however, is clear, that the laws must be adapted to the constitutions. But if so, true forms of government will of necessity have just laws, and perverted forms of government will have unjust laws.” ~ Aristotle
  45. “The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  46. “If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” ~ Confucius
  47. “Why is it that any time we speak of temptation we always speak of temptation as something that inclines us to wrong. We have more temptations to become good than we do to become bad.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  48. “Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  49. “A man of bad character punishes his own soul.” ~ Al-Ghazali
  50. “No one is too bad for Jesus. A lot of people think they are too good for Jesus.” ~ Timothy Keller

  51. “The not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self.” ~ Anthony Burgess
  52. “I was going to get myself recognized at any price. If I could not win fame by goodness, I was ready to do it by badness.” ~ Mary McCarthy
  53. “If fortune makes a wicked man prosperous and a good man poor, there is no need to wonder. For the wicked regard wealth as everything, the good as nothing. And the good fortune of the bad cannot take away their badness, while virtue alone will be enough for the good.” ~ Sallust
  54. “Do you know that I am afraid that good people do a great deal of harm in this world? Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  55. “Whom do you call bad?–Those who always want to induce shame.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  56. “You can be good for the mere sake of goodness; you cannot be bad for the mere sake of badness. You can do a kind action when you are not feeling kind and when it gives you no pleasure, simply because kindness is right; but no one ever did a cruel action simply because cruelty is wrong – only because cruelty is pleasant or useful to him, In other words, badness cannot succeed even in being bad in the same way in which goodness is good. Goodness is, so to speak, itself: badness is only spoiled goodness. And there must be something good first before it can be spoiled.” ~ C. S. Lewis , Being bad quotes
  57. “The truth is that there are no good men, or bad men,’ he said. ‘It is the deeds that have goodness or badness in them. There are good deeds, and bad deeds. Men are just men – it is what they do, or refuse to do, that links them to good and evil. The truth is that an instant of real love, in the heart of anyone – the noblest man alive or the most wicked – has the whole purpose and process and meaning of life within the lotus-folds of its passion. The truth is that we are all, every one of us, every atom, every galaxy, and every particle of matter in the universe, moving toward God.” ~ Gregory David Roberts
  58. “You don’t have to be a good person to be a good writer–history shows it’s better if you’re not–but you have to understand your badness.” ~ Peter Abrahams
  59. “Error is multiform (for evil is a form of the unlimited, as in the old Pythagorean imagery, and good of the limited), whereas success is possible in one way only (which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed – easy to miss the target and difficult to hit it); so this is another reason why excess and deficiency are a mark of vice, and observance of the mean a mark of virtue: Goodness is simple, badness is manifold.” ~ Aristotle
  60. “Goodness transcends badness.” ~ Clive Rowe

  61. “Sending children away to get control of their anger perpetuates the feeling of ‘badness” inside them…Chances are they were already feeling not very good about themselves before the outburst and the isolation just serves to confirm in their own minds that they were right.” ~ Otto Weininger
  62. “Slavery in America was perpetuated not merely by human badness but also by human blindness. … Men convinced themselves that a system that was so economically profitable must be morally justifiable. … Science was commandeered to prove the biological inferiority of the Negro. Even philosophical logic was manipulated [exemplified by] an Aristotelian syllogism:
    All men are made in the image of God;
    God, as everyone knows, is not a Negro;
    Therefore, the Negro is not a man.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  63. “as I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; – unless it is the badness of the Good.” ~ Margaret Deland
  64. “Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all
    sources.” ~ Aristotle
  65. “The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of helicopters in it.” ~ Dave Barry

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