Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


None are all evil.
Byron.—The Corsair, Canto I. Stanza 12.

Evil is wrought by want of thought,
As well as want of heart.
Thos. Hood.—The Lady’s Dream, last verse but one.

The privilege that rich men have in evil,
Is, that they go unpunish’d to the devil.
May.—The Old Couple, Act V.

Evil, be thou my good.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 110.

From seeming evil still educing good.
Thomson.—A Hymn, Line 114.

On adamant our wrongs we all engrave,
But write our benefits upon the wave.
King.—Art of Love, Line 971.

Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act IV. Scene 2. (Griffith to Queen Katherine.)

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony to the Citizens.)

The sins we do, people behold with optics,
Which shew them ten times more than common vices,
And often multiply them.
Fletcher.—Thierry and Theodret, Act I. Scene 1.